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Fiery-red coral species discovered in the Peruvian Pacific

Fiery-red coral species discovered in the Peruvian Pacific

  A new coral species, Psammogorgia hookeri, has been collected by scuba divers from rocky ledges at depths to 25 meters in Peru’s Paracas National Reserve. The corals’ hand-sized colonies are slightly smaller than the colonies of their closest relative. Costa Rican researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Costa Rica […]