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