What? Coral Reef Found in Greenland!

Living Coral Reef Found for the First Time in Greenland

A living reef of cold-water corals has been found for the first time in Greenland waters, according to a report in the International Council for the Exploration at Sea's journal ICES Insight. The coral (pictured) was identified as Lophelia pertusa, or eye-coral. (Photo : Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

A living reef of cold-water corals has been found for the first time in Greenland waters, according to a report in the International Council for the Exploration at Sea’s journal ICES Insight. The coral (pictured) was identified as Lophelia pertusa, or eye-coral. (Photo : Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Researchers have discovered the first ever cold-water coral reef in Greenland at a depth of nearly 3,000 feet below sea-level.

Scientists have found several species of coral in Greenland, but this is the first time that an actual reef has been found, according to a report in the International Council for the Exploration at Sea’s journal ICES Insight.

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