March 3, 2016
By Rick Snizek, Editor
Rhode Island Catholic
PROVIDENCE — Draped in hidden splendor beneath the shimmering blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean lie gorges deeper than the Grand Canyon and mountain peaks as tall as the Rockies.
In an area known as Cashes Ledge, located about 80 miles east of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, scientists continue to identify new species where rare, cold water coral reefs more than 1,000 years old are home to one of the most biodiverse areas of the Atlantic.