Beautiful purple octocoral coral with large brittle star. Orange zoanthids have
overgrown and probably killed a coral in the top center of the image. A close
inspection of this image reveals many small life forms.
Image ID: expl5139, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Photo Date: 2010 July 11 Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010