Rare corals at Shell’s Arctic drill site


This video is called Stop Shell’s Arctic Drilling – Greenpeace climbers on the National Gallery.

From the Washington Post in the USA:

Greenpeace finds deep-sea corals on Shell’s Arctic drill site

By Juliet Eilperin, Saturday, July 28, 12:52 AM

Greenpeace scientists have identified a dense patch of deep-sea corals in a lease area of the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast, where Royal Dutch Shell is slated to start drilling.

Researchers for the advocacy group, which have been lobbying to block drilling in the Arctic this summer, went down about 150 feet in a submarine this week to take samples. During the dives, they found significant concentrations of the soft coral Gersemia rubiformis, which is commonly known as sea raspberry.

Scientists explore use of genomic research in coral reef protection: here.

A look into the lives of the people of Point Hope- those closest to Shell’s planned drilling site: here.

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