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.
Read essays written by explorers involved in expeditions to study deep-sea corals to learn more about these animals.Read more
Access selected lessons about deep-sea corals developed by scientists and educators in support of past expeditions.Read more