In the underwater canyons off Northern California, a new species

November 6, 2014 2:42 PM

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In the underwater canyons off Northern California, a new species

Using small submersibles, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have discovered a new species of coral living in the submarine canyons off the coast of Sonoma County.

A NOAA research team using small submersibles found the coral in September near national marine sanctuaries off the coast of Sonoma County, the agency said Wednesday.

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