Coral Conservation Similar Videos
Coral Forests of the Deep
Deep-sea corals provide habitats for a huge variety of organisms. These ecosystems are also important for commercial fish stocks. Yet for all their value, these reefs are at risk, due to trawling, ocean acidicification and other human activities.
Staghorn and elkhorn coral, which are the building blocks of reefs in the Caribbean and Florida Keys, have become threatened species. NOAA and its partners started a coral restoration effort to transplant and restore thousands of coral colonies.
Habitat Exploration: Deep-Sea Corals
More than 70 underwater canyons exist off the northeastern coast of the US, some more than three miles deep. In this video, journey to the deep and discover new species of deep-sea coral and more through the eye of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).