Marine biology

Remarkable’ giant coral reef found off Tahiti

Scientists have discovered a vast reef of "pristine" rose-shaped corals apparently unharmed by climate change in deep water off the coast of Tahiti, UNESCO announced on Jan. 21.

Mapping approximately three kilometers (two miles) long and up to 65 meters (213 feet) wide, UNESCO said it was "one of the most extensive healthy coral reefs on record."

Chinese Scientists Explore the Mariana Trough

A Chinese research ship, named "Science", ends a one-month research mission. The study area was the Mariana Trough.

The ocean hide heights, valleys and unknown creatures. Chinese scientists were provoked to explore the area of ​​the Mariana Trough - the deepest ocean floor, but perhaps even the least explored.