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