Dataset: CMAR Southern Hemisphere Deep-sea Coral Collection


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This collection of Southern Hemisphere Deep-sea Corals consists of antipatherians (black corals), gorgonians (soft corals) and scleractinians (stony corals). This includes both live caught, sub-fossil and fossil material. Some samples date back to ca. 20,000 years before present; some of the un-dated material (based on work on samples sent to Californian Institute of Technology) are likely to be very much older. The collection is housed at CSIRO Marine Laboratories in Hobart, Tasmania.

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