In the Paracas National Reserve off the coast of Peru is home to a new member of genus Psammogorgia. Psammogorgia hookeri, named for its discoverer Dr. Yuri Hooker, is classified as a soft coral which means it does not produce the calcium carbonate skeleton of stony corals. It may also be the only one of its kind.
(Image credit: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)
Read more about the find via Sci-News: http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-new-species-coral-pacific-01743.html)