Botany Deepest U.S. reef found

Discussion in 'Botany' started by mscbkc070904, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    I found this article on CNN, and being a diver myself, I thought this is neat and really opens another mystery of the deep. This reef is about 250 ft deep and is a living coral reef that is 3 miles wide and stretches for about 20 miles. Its amazing how a reef can live that deep, normally it gets kind of dark after 150ft, but there must be enough ample sunlight to reach it at that depth, considering its 3 miles wide without obstruction of caverns and sea floor walls.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/01/02/deepest.reef.ap/index.html

    http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/pulley-ridge/
     
  2. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member

    A horizontal reef as opposed to vertical:puz: - I want pictures dang it.

    From the CNN article:

    Great Stuff, B.
     
  3. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    I kniw what you mean Bleys, I have searched and searched for those pics or a vid stream on it cant find anything. Hopefully they will release something in the near future or maybe even have docu on Discovery or Animal Planet, who knows, but I would love to see this, its just amazing how marine life adapts to deeper depths and has survived for so long without anyone knowing.