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."
The Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute is a scientific non-profit organisation focused on the study and conservation of cetaceans
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.
Polar bears and other iconic animals could be extinct by the end of the century if ocean temperatures continue to rise at the current rate, marine biologists have warned.