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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1896

A single colony of bright-white Lophelia pertusa coral. Lophelia requires hard substrate for attachment and growth and this large boulder provided the necessary substrate. A variety of anemones share this habitat.

Image ID: expl1896, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Photo Date: 2003 September 23
Credit: Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea Habitats Expedition/NOAA/OAR/OER

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available





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