The Case for Deep Reef Conservation (video) California Academy of Sciences Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption A team of highly trained scientific divers--led by researchers from the California Academy of Sciences--explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life from shallow reefs can take refuge at mesophotic depths (100 - 500 feet beneath the ocean's surface). The results are clear: deep and shallow reefs are actually different systems with their own species, and deep reefs are just as threatened by climate impacts, storms, and pollution as their shallow counterparts. Credit © 2018 California Academy of Sciences Usage Restrictions Mandatory credit to © 2018 California Academy of Sciences. Additional clips available upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.