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Deep-Sea Coral Reefs Found Surviving in Ireland at The Edge of a Submarine Canyon

Deep-Sea Coral Reefs Found Surviving in Ireland at The Edge of a Submarine Canyon

Most people associate the word "coral" with sunshine, blue skies and Australia's . In fact, more than half of the 5,100 species on the planet exist as "cold-water corals" in deep and dark parts of the world's oceans. Unlike most other animals, corals are immobile and so rely heavily on currents to transport tiny bits of organic material to feed on.Over time, in some cases , cold-water corals can grow to eventually form huge skyscraper-sized structures on the seabed called "coral mounds".These structures are common in the northeast Atlantic at the edge of the Irish continental shelf. They...

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