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.

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Peter Etnoyer (406 Posts)

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





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