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Biology of the Mesoamerican Reef

In August 2014, E/V Nautilus and the Corps of Exploration explored the world's second largest barrier reef system: the Mesoamerican Reef. This region, stretching over 600 miles along the coast of central America, is home to an astonishing diversity of marine life and potentially a number of shipwrecks from several different historical eras. While its shallow waters are familiar to SCUBA divers, most of the deep areas of the system are completely unexplored.