At the Rockall Bank, 480 kilometers west of Ireland, in the deep ocean waters past the continental shelf, Irish and British scientists have discovered a potential “sponge” reef.
Keeping a saltwater aquarium is a beautiful and popular hobby. It’s also an expensive one. There’s the cost of the tank, the fish, the equipment, and of course, the coral. Aquarium coral can cost anywhere from $40 for beginner corals, up to $300 for exotic types.
Coral reefs are famous for their brilliant colours. What many people don’t realize is that the coral themselves are white. They get those fabulous colours via a symbiotic relationship with tiny plants called zooxanthellae that usually live inside the coral.
As a rule, coral eat tiny floating animals called zooplankton. It’s a pretty passive way of getting a meal. But there’s a new study that shows that some coral might be more aggressive about their dinner.
Offshore oil drilling has been a valuable source of income in many countries for decades. There are hundreds of oil rigs worldwide, generating billions of dollars in revenue.
Deep Search 2018 had lofty goals: to research and safeguard habitats off the United States’ East Coast. What they got was more than anyone expected.