The exciting taxonomy of a deep purple patch



Coral taxonomist Kirrily Moore with newly discovered deep-sea coral Victorgorgia eminens. Image: Fraser Johnston/CSIRO

This blog by Kirrily Moore, a taxonomy PhD student at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and researcher for the Marine Biodiversity Hub of the National Environmental Science Program (NESP), is a nice description of the challenges and excitement of dealing with deep-sea creatures photographed and collected during marine exploration voyages. Read more about a new, bright purple, deep-sea coral...

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