Lophelia pertusa coral, with opened polyps, attached to an authigenic
carbonate rock. Seep-dependent tubeworms are visible behind the coral.
Image ID: expl1986, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Photo Date: 2009 August 25
Credit: Lophelia II 2009. Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks; NOAA OAR/OER
Category: Ocean exploration/
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