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Photo taken at Childs Bank located off South Africa's West Coast. It rises from 400 m to 200 m depth and supports complex cold-water corals, hydrocorals, gorgonians and glass sponges, all of which species constitute vulnerable marine ecosystems.

Marine Invertebrates Book puts a Spotlight on SA’s Excellence in Marine Science

South Africa is exceptionally endowed with a rich marine environment and a huge diversity of ecosystems, hence it comes as no surprise that yesterday South Africa celebrated the launch of the first-ever book of its kind in the country, the Field Guide to the Offshore Marine Invertebrates of South Africa, at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town.

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