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Cold-water corals


Factsheets about cold-water corals

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Below you can find some basic information about cold-water corals in general, and about the main reef-building species Lophelia pertusa in particular. Further information can also be found on the websites of Lophelia.org or the UNEP, for example. Also, have a look under the ‘contact’ tab, where you find more links to coral-related websites and information.


What are cold-water corals?

Where do cold-water corals occur?

Why do we find the cold-water corals where we find them?

How do they look like, those cold-water coral reefs?

How do people interact with cold-water corals?