ROV Pegaso Uncovers White Coral Reef of Cinque Terre
Comsubin’s ROV Pegaso System has successfully accomplished its research in the sea bottom of Cinque Terre, offshore La Spezia coast, discovering a white coral reef.
Started the past autumn and leaded by Enea and Italian Navy, the research in the sea bottom of the Ligurian Sea has now brought to light this stunning discovery (6 miles from the coast , water depth of 560 m).
The white coral reef is considered really precious because of its biological variance, it can host and feed several marine species, working as a “natural oasis in the desert”.
The discovery will be really helpful for national and international research in the field of coral features and development.
The first presence of coral reef in Ligurian Sea was recorded in 1958, after Vessel Calypso’s samplings leaded in 1957.
Press Release, July 30, 2014