The marine biological field station is marked out in the map as SLC (Sven Lovén Centre of Marine Sciences), previously known as Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory.
The red circles marks out live reefs in the area, and the yellow circles mark out sites where there has been live reefs. The last two decades only dead coral fragments have been found here. At the site marked with a red asterisk two small live colonies were found in summer 2010, and it's not known yet whether these are survivors from the old reef or new recruits.
The mapping of cold-water corals by means of ROV-technology in the area started in 1998 by Tomas Lundälv and Lisbeth Jonsson. Read more at the ROV project homepage.
More information about the marine national park you can find at the County Administrative Board homepage (Länsstyrelsen).
Koster Sea Marine National Park