From the water to the trees, there’s something about seeing the green, blue and white of Kentucky’s golden beaches that locals have been known to share.
But it’s no small feat to spot the sea life that’s so common in the state, which hosts the US’ third-largest population of coral reefs and is home to some of the world’s largest coral reefs.
In the past week, it has been reported that a pod of eight deep-sea snails has washed up on the coast of Florida.
And last month, it was reported that two large corals were spotted at the Kentucky shoreline.
But despite its abundance, not many locals are aware of the existence of a mysterious underwater creature that is believed to be a new species of deep-water corals.
And if you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to see something so beautiful underwater, this is a good time to ask.
Meet the sea creatures that inhabit Kentucky’s coast The Kentucky Oceanographic Society’s (KOOS) annual Deep-Sea Watch survey of Kentucky waters has uncovered at least seven new species, which have been dubbed the “Sea Snails” or “Coral Snails”.
It’s not just the corals that make up the new species.
It is also the fact that they’re deep-diving creatures that have the ability to survive in water up to 10 metres (yards) deep.
The first time I saw one of these snails, I thought it was some kind of marine reptile, but it quickly turned out to be an underwater creature of the deep.
It was the size of a small toad, and it was floating around on the surface of the water.
When I tried to grab it, it pushed me back towards the surface.
Then, as I came close, it slowly came up to my waist.
It seemed to be alive.
It had a long snout and two large antennae that extended up into the air.
It had the same dark markings on the top of its head as the sea snails in Kentucky.
I thought it might have been a coral, and then I realised I was wrong.
The sea snail was actually a sea turtle, and the dark markings were actually a set of scales.
I couldn’t tell if it was a turtle or a sea snail, but I knew it was something.
I’ve always wondered what these sea turtles are.
These new species are known to be rare, but the marine reptiles that make them up are incredibly common.
These are some of nature’s most fascinating creatures.
The new species is named “Cyanomys corallineus” after a genus of deep sea turtles found in Florida.
A second new species was named “Cyclotheres” after the cypress tree, a species found in southern China.
Another new species called “Cynodontis caerulea” was named after a species of dragonfly that has the ability not only to glide but to fly.
There are at least a dozen new species that have been identified and named so far, with many of the new ones not being closely related to any known deep-end coral species.
The new species named “Dietrichi” is a “sea turtle”, and its markings are similar to that of some other species of sea turtles.
While it’s not known exactly how these sea snacks got to be so large, they seem to be living in deep water, and that makes them difficult to spot and track. “Drought” According to the Kentucky Oceanography Society, the Sea Snails are very common, and have been documented in Kentucky for thousands of years.
The most common explanation for their presence is climate change, which may have led to their large size and deep-set habitats.
In fact, this group of snails have been seen throughout the entire continental United States, from Maine to North Carolina.
But the researchers at KOOS say it is not a clear-cut cause, and some scientists say that the phenomenon may have started with human-induced climate change.
“I don’t think the deep-underwater creatures were just happening, but were happening in the context of climate change,” says Dr David Poyner, a marine biologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
“And it’s possible that a lot of these new species were brought in by humans who were bringing these new animals along with them.”
But the deep sea snippers are also likely the result of a combination of habitat loss and pollution.
In Kentucky, about 50 per cent of the population of the country’s corals are dead.
In addition, coral reefs are being lost all over the world as humans clear land for farmland, but they are also being lost to pollution and the ocean’s acidic waters.
Dr Poyners group has worked on the restoration of Kentucky coral reefs, but he says there is a big gap in the restoration effort