Corals: the deep-sea gems of the Balearic Sea

Corals: the deep-sea gems of the Balearic Sea

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Corals: the deep-sea gems of the Balearic Sea

When people think of corals they often think of tropical waters in the Caribbean or the Great Barrier reef in Australia. But corals are deep sea animals and also inhabit temperate waters such as those of the Mediterranean, and much colder and very deep waters all over the world.

Thanks to the development of underwater technologies such as remote operated vehicles with cameras, that allow us to see what goes on in deeper places that divers cannot reach, and in particular thanks to some of the campaigns led by Oceana a few years ago, we know that deep-water corals are present in Balearic waters.