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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl0435

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

Category: Ocean exploration/Invertebrates/Deep sea coral/

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