New coral species found off the coast of California

November 7, 2014 11:30 AM

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New coral species found off the coast of California

On November 5, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that in a surprising finding they came across a nursery of catsharks and skates in the same area. This discovery was made during extensive exploration of two marine sanctuaries situated off the coast of Northern California north of Bodega Head.

Out of the two marine sanctuaries, one is at the Gulf of Farallones and the other is at Cordell Bank. For this extensive exploration, the marine scientists made use of sophisticated equipment that could film sea life at the depths of up to 1,000 feet. They then studied the video from atop the NOAA's...

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