Vast Black Coral Forest Found

The narrow stretch of water known as the Strait of Messina, where the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis swallowed sailors and ships, hides the world's largest forest of black coral, according to a new survey of the Mediterranean sea bed.
Using an underwater robot, marine biologists at Italy's Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) found almost 30,000 colonies of Antipathella subpinnata coral at a depth of between 55 and 100 meters (180 and 328 feet).

Full article by Rossella Lorenzi on Discovery News



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