Divers from Houston and some professors from UTB went to the Texas Clipper today with very gentle seas and warm water. Water temperature was 83 degrees to 110 feet and visibility was around 80 feet. A great day to explore the ship. We found a new type of coral growing on the Clipper that has not been seen before. We are sending photo’s to the UTB science team for identification.
Photo of new coral on the Clipper by Jan Robinson
Orange Cup Coral “Tubatraea coccinea”