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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1996

The disc of this tiny brittlestar is 5 mm in diameter. Brittlestars of all sizes are common in deepwater coral communities including this small one found in surface sediments associated with Lophelia pertusa.

Image ID: expl1996, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Photo Date: 2009 August 26
Credit: Lophelia II 2009. Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks; NOAA OAR/OER

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available





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