Friday Deep-Sea Picture: New Bamboo

New genus of bamboo coral from 1600 m depth off Hawaii

New genus of bamboo coral from 1600 m depth off Hawaii

NOAA is reporting that seven new species of bamboo coral in six new genera were recovered from a November 2007 expedition in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. What a haul! Some are apparently 5 feet tall. Expedition participant Rob Dunbar of Stanford University was also part of the team that recovered the world’s oldest animal from the same waters- a 4000 year old zoantharian gold coral.

If you’re looking for a slightly different layout, Science Daily posts the story verbatim.

Peter Etnoyer (406 Posts)

PhD candidate at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi and doctoral fellow Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.





, , ,
One comment on “Friday Deep-Sea Picture: New Bamboo
  1. Pingback: Friday Deep-Sea Picture: New Bamboo | Deep Sea News | Hawaii Scuba News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>