Into the Abyss: Living Without Light is the topic of a free public USGS lecture in Menlo Park on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m (Conference Room A, Bldg. 3.
Nancy Prouty, Research Oceanographer, will discuss:
- As archives of natural and human activities, deep-sea corals are windows to the past.
- Scientific studies of these slow-growing and long-living animals lead to good stewardship for healthy ecosystems.
- Deep-sea coral communities are biological hotspots that are among the most diverse and productive on Earth.