Welcome to Extreme marine habitats.
Cold-water corals can form one of many extreme environments found in the marine realm. My blog will give an insight into the biology of these corals their world distribution and explain the importance of these reefs as key ecosystems in the deep.
Unfortunately these reefs are facing ever increasing threats to their survival. This blog will highlight these threats and the need for active conservation to keep these ecosystems stable and productive.
The following video from the centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) gives an general introduction to cold-water corals Watch Here before exploring this blog.