Mission – Norway

2018 July 4th to 20th – Norwegian coastal and offshore waters.

Monaco Explorations with scientists from le centre scientifique de Monaco and Geomar, ocean research institute from Germany is collecting data about the deep sea coral Lophelia pertusa in 4 different locations of Norwegian coastal and offshore waters. Lophelia pertusa lives between 80 meters and over 3,000 meters depth, but most commonly at depths of 200–1,000 meters where there is no sunlight and cold water.

What mechanisms develop this coral to live in these conditions ?