GreenTracker| A 23,000-square-mile area stretching from North Carolina to Florida contains a virtual rain forest of coral reefs so large, it’s believed to be the biggest in the world. Relatively undamaged by humans, scientists have a rare opportunity to be ecologically proactive in the sustainability and conservation fight in support of Mother Nature.
Steve Ross of the Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is leading a four-part research cruise into this deep sea environment. Launched on Aug. 6, researchers hope to quantity erosion and necessary action steps in the area, while they are in front of the problem. via Huff Po