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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2381

A coral atop one of the highest points within the site showing still living coral tissue mostly encompassed by a brittle seastar with other branches lacking tissue and feeding polyps covered with brown flocculent material. Deepwater Horizon aftermath.

Image ID: expl2381, 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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