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More Coral!

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.

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(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)

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