A spiraling bamboo coral grows upward off a vertical wall at 1500 meters depth;
pink brittle stars can be seen on the colony and a large white sponge
grows behind it.
Image ID: expl1865, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Bahama Islands
Photo Date: 2009 March
Credit: Bahamas Deep-Sea Coral Expedition Science Party, NOAA-OER.
Category: Ocean exploration/
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