Black on black

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Twenty metres beneath the freshwater layer of Breaksea Sound it’s almost pitch black. Here, black coral can be found clinging to rock walls some thousand years old—the fronds as fine and delicate as lace. Divers must take care not to damage the corals, which could take hundreds of years to re-grow.

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Black on black

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