Ocean Life in Alaska

Coral habitat in Aleutian Islands

Deep Sea Corals in Alaska

Did you know?
There are over a hundred species of coral that live in the waters off Alaska.

Imagine yourself exploring the deep dark ocean off the coast of Alaska in a submarine. When you get close to the bottom the lights of the submarine switch on and to your surprise you see fields of colorful coral gardens that look like they should be in the tropics. These deep sea corals provide a unique habitat for a variety of fish species. Some have names like bubblegum coral or red tree coral. Learn more about why it is important to study deep sea corals.