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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2375

One of the impacted corals with an attached brittle starfish and an anemone in a typical place on the coral. Living tissue, including the coral polyps, can be seen here as the olive colored with bare patches revealing skeleton and attached brown flocculent material. Deepwater Horizon aftermath.

Image ID: expl2375, 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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