Over the past few years, we’ve been hearing and reading about how corals in the Mediterranean Sea are dying off due to human activities and global warming.

Every once in a while, though, scientists discover little pockets of corals that appear unblemished by those effects.

One such example is a 3,000-square-foot/279-square-meter underwater cave off the French coast, where researchers found a pristine Mediterranean red coral garden, according to National Geographic.

While the cave was discovered seven years ago, the scientists’ findings were published this week.

Marine biologist Joaquim Garrabou says:

“During my twenty-five years as a marine biologist, I’ve never seen something like this.”

To learn more, check out the photos on National Geographic’s website at nationalgeographic.com.

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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