Ancient coral formations being explored

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Ancient Coral formations as old as 7,500 years old are being mapped by the Archipelagos Marine Conservation Institute as part of a pilot program to protect the Aegean Sea’s reefs, starting with areas off the islands of Amorgos, Fournoi, Donousa and Kinaros

Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to researching and defending the biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands, as well as the entire eastern Mediterranean.

Since its creation in 1998, Archipelagos has been focusing on the combination of multidisciplinary scientific research and efficient conservation work in which local communities play an active part.

This strategic cooperation enables and strengthens Archipelagos' actions at local, national and European level, allowing it to protect aquatic and terrestrial life against ever-increasing human destructive activities.