Researchers find new deep water coral

capt4f67b2a600134125b348ff70c2493ecanew_coral_ny136.jpgResearchers have discovered a new type of deep water coral and a new type of sponge.

The a lemon-yellow bamboo coral tree and a giant sponge were discovered last month in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument by the Pisces V submersible operated by the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL).

So right after they figure out how to pronounce the name of the area in which they found the new species, they can figure out exactly which pollutant will kill it off the fastest. After that, the researchers hope to finish construction of their latest undersea vessels, the BARF (Biological Aquatic Reef Finder) and the VOMIT (Variable Omnidirectional Marine Individual Transporter).

more here: Researchers find new deep water coral


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