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New species discovered in Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

"Dozens of deep-sea corals thrive off the California coast, but many are still unknown to science. Scientists recently described a new species of deep-sea coral found 22 miles west of Point Reyes National Seashore. The small, yellow octocoral has been named Chromoplexaura cordellbankensis for its discovery on Cordell Bank, a 26-square-mile rocky, underwater feature located 50 miles northwest of San Francisco." - Excerpt from NOAA.

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