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Unraveling the Mystery of the Ocean’s Twilight Zone

DEEP DOWN IN the ocean, 200 to 500 feet below the surface, lifeforms flourish where they shouldn’t. Down here, little light penetrates, which is somewhat of a problem for solar-powered creatures like coral. Yet here, stubbornly, the reefs still sprawl, supporting hordes of fish and invertebrates, forming an ecosystem that’s almost totally foreign to science. This is the mysterious “twilight zone.”

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