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Free Content A Deep-Water Coral Reef in the Gulf of Mexico

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The Fish and Wildlife Service M/V Oregon discovered by the depth recorder a peculiar structure on the continental slope 40 miles E. of the Mississippi River mouth, at depths of 230-280 fathoms. A drag across the area brought up about 300 lbs. of the deep water colonial coral, Lophelia prolifera, that had formed an extensive reef over half a mile long and up to 180 feet thick. This species is known to form deep water reefs in the northeastern Atlantic but this is the first Lophelia reef to be reported from the Americas.

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Publication date: 1960-01-01

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