Although Tenerife is a volcanic island and it does not have colourful coral reefs as those located in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean or Australian coasts, we can nevertheless find a very interesting kind of coral here: the black coral. Unlike corals that live within a few meters from the surface, the black corals do not use photosynthesis; they can thus grow in dark deep waters. They inhabit depths from 20 to 1000 meters and are one of the few corals you can see in the Canary Islands. These corals are composed of a substance […]
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