Illuminating the mesophotic: taxonomy on the hidden half of coral reefs

Yi-Kai Tea¬†(Australian Museum Research Institute and University of Sydney). Mesophotic coral ecosystems are rich and unique realms within tropical and subtropical reefs, characterized by deep coral communities typically found at depths of 30 to 150 m. At this depth, light is very attenuated, though present in sufficient quantity to support some primary production via photosynthesis. …

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