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2011-05-09

Professor Andréa G. Grottoli's Deep-Water Study on How One Species of Coral is Surviving Far From Sunlight

Posted by: Michael Seufer

On a coral reef 300 feet beneath the surface of the ocean off the island of Maui, one species of coral has found a place to hide from global warming.

Ohio State oceanographer Andrea Grottoli joined her colleagues Brian Popp and Kenneth Longenecker at the University of Hawaii. Together, they pushed the limits of technology to visit this newly discovered coral community, and find out how it manages to survive so deep in the water, and so far away from sunlight.

For stunning underwater video footage and additional information, please visit the main article at:

http://www.osu.edu/features/2011/edgeoflight


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