Hundreds of species of fungi in deep coral ecosystems discovered by botanists

Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at M?noa Department of Botany have discovered hundreds of potentially new species of fungi in the deep coral ecosystem in the 'Au'au channel off Maui. Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCE) are generally found at depths between 130 to 500 feet and possess abundant plant (algal) life as well as new fish species. The mysteries of these reefs are only recently being revealed through technological advances in closed circuit rebreather diving. Previously overlookedóbeing too precarious for conventional SCUBA and too shallow to justify the cost of frequent submersible divesómesophotic reefs continuously disclose breathtaking levels of biodiversity with each dive, yielding species and behavioral interactions new to science.

Hundreds of species of fungi in deep coral ecosystems discovered by botanists

Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at M?noa Department of Botany have discovered hundreds of potentially new species of fungi in the deep coral ecosystem in the 'Au'au channel off Maui. ...

Wed 12 Jul 17 from Phys.org

Hundreds of Species of Fungi Discovered in Deep Coral Ecosystems

NewsResearchers have discovered hundreds of potentially new species of fungi in the deep coral ecosystem in the 'Au'au channel off Maui, Hawai'i. Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCE) are generally ...

Wed 12 Jul 17 from Laboratory Equipment

Botanists discover hundreds of species of fungi in deep coral ecosystems

Hundreds of potentially new species of fungi have been discovered in the deep coral ecosystem in the 'Au'au channel off Maui, Hawai'i. These mesophotic coral ecosystems are generally found at ...

Wed 12 Jul 17 from ScienceDaily

Botanists discover hundreds of species of fungi in deep coral ecosystems, Wed 12 Jul 17 from Eurekalert

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