This small chunk of Lophelia coral lives in almost utter darkness hundreds
of feet below the sea surface. Lophelia has been found to grow in
massive "thickets" is some areas off the coast of North Carolina.
Image ID: expl0435, 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