Black coral (Leiopathes sp.) polyp. Note mouth and six tentacles.
Image ID: expl1994, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Photo Date: 2009 August 21
Photographer: Erik Cordes
Credit: Lophelia II 2009. Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks; NOAA OAR/OER
Category: Ocean exploration/
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