[Coral-List] Mesophotic reefs

Sonia Rowley srowley at hawaii.edu
Tue Mar 14 20:13:55 EDT 2017

Hi Doug & List

Here's the open access pdf:


If anyone has any difficulties downloading it feel free to drop me a line
and I'll send it through.


On 13 March 2017 at 22:11, Douglas Fenner <douglasfennertassi at gmail.com>

> Into the Twilight Zone
> popular article in Science magazine
> http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6328/900?utm_
> campaign=toc_sci-mag_2017-03-02&et_rid=17045989&et_cid=1194431
> Not open-access unforthunately, but the summary is:
> A teenaged diving accident and crippling brush with the bends propelled
> ichthyologist Richard Pyle into the world of technical diving, where he
> emerged as a pioneering rebreather diver, using the technology to reach
> greater and greater depths. Pyle has carved out a niche as an explorer of
> the still-mysterious, dimly lit coral habitat that thrives from about 30 to
> 150 meters below the surface, in what he calls the Twilight Zone. Shallow
> reefs, with their brightly colored hard corals and fish, get most of the
> attention. But studies of deeper habitats, which contain more soft corals
> and also teem with diverse invertebrates and fish, have surged lately. Pyle
> was one of the first to call attention to such mesophotic coral ecosystems,
> as they're called—and he's still diving there, convinced that thousands of
> additional species remain to be discovered.
> Cheers,  Doug
> --
> Douglas Fenner
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