Christmas Tree Coral (Antipathes dendrochristos) . This species was discovered
off Southern California. It can grow to a height greater than two meters. In
spite of the color, these types of coral are referred to as black coral.
Image ID: expl2009, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: California Borderlands Photo Date: 2005 February Photographer: Mark Amend