Fiery-Coral Under the Sea

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute have found a new, one-of-a-kind fiery-red coral in the Peruvian Pacific Ocean.

    Scuba drivers recently collected a new fiery-red coral species in Peru’s Paracas National Reserve.  Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute say this coral may be a one of a kind—not to be found anywhere else in the world.  Researchers identified the new species of soft coral using light and scanning-electron microscopy. Researchers say they’re beginning to discover the amazing biodiversity of corals and marine invertebrates in the Peruvian Pacific.