Deep-sea corals form important habitats for unique and diverse array of marine
life. Live bushes of the deep-sea coral, Lophelia, may act like
island oases in the deep sea.
Image ID: expl0434, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: North Carolina Continental Slope Photographer: Dr. Ken Sulak, USGS Credit: Life on the Edge 2004 Expedition: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration