‘Dr. Seuss’s Garden’ Yields a Deep-Sea Discovery, but It Already Faces Threats
Researchers announced on Tuesday that they had found two new species of cold-water coral in undersea canyons off New England, a discovery that highlighted concerns about the effects of global warming on the world’s oceans.
“There’s a lot of predictions right now that suggests this area of the Atlantic, the northwest Atlantic, is going to heat up three times faster than any other part of the Atlantic,” said Timothy Shank, a deep-sea biologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute who led the expedition.
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