Scientists have discovered a new coral reef in the Adriatic Sea, Just near the town of Monopoli. The reef is about 2.5 km
The analysis of the biological samples has revealed the presence of 153 taxa on the reef. 9 algal taxa, Porifera was 59 taxa, 10 species belonging to the classes Hydrozoa (1) and Anthozoa (9), 34 Polychaeta taxa, mollusc fauna had 19 living taxa and 22 bryozoan taxa.
Mesophotic coral reefs are much deeper compared to the usual reefs found in the Indo-Pacific region.
The complete research is available at Nature.