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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2558

A brittle star (Ophiocreas) wraps its arms around the branches of a Metallogorgia coral. Note the eight extended tentacles on each polyp on the right side of the colony. The name "Octocorallia' is derived from the eight tentacles.

Image ID: expl2558, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2005 August 18
Credit: North Atlantic Stepping Stones Science Party, IFE, URI-IAO; NOAA/OAR/OER

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