Martha Nizinski, a scientist from the NMFS Systematics Laboratory,
closely examines a piece of Lophelia. She hopes to learn more
about the types of marine organisms that live in and around
the deep-sea corals.
Image ID: expl0430, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: North Carolina Continental Slope Photographer: Art Howard, NAPRO Communications Credit: Life on the Edge 2004 Expedition: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration