Deep-sea Corals

Deep-sea Corals

Not all corals are found on island coasts in shallow seas. In fact, over half of all known coral species are found in deep, dark waters where temperatures range from 4-12°C (39-54°F). For this reason, we call these corals the "cold-water" or "deep-sea" corals. They are found all over the world.

Choose from the sections below to further explore ocean exploration education resources on deep-sea corals.

Essays

Essays

Read essays written by explorers involved in expeditions to study deep-sea corals to learn more about these animals.

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Lessons

Lessons

Access selected lessons about deep-sea corals developed by scientists and educators in support of past expeditions.

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Multimedia

Multimedia

View selected videos and images of deep-sea corals from previous expeditions.

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Expeditions

Expeditions

Explore past expeditions focused on researching deep-sea corals.

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Ocean Exploration Careers

Ocean Exploration Careers

Learn about careers focused on the exploration and understanding of deep-sea corals.

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The above items are only a selection of the educational materials highlighting deep-sea corals on our website.

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