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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2370

Normally yellow vibrant coral colonies are here with seemingly dark "wilted" or reduced polyps. The commonly symbiontic brittle star starfish do not typically have white (bleached) arms as seen here. Deepwater Horizon aftermath.

Image ID: expl2370, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Photo Date: 2010
Credit: Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEMRE

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