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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl5289

Paragorgia coral possibly being attacked by yellow parasitic life form. The large yellow polyp on the lower right may actually be a zoanthid indicating attack and colonization by zoanthids. The small white polyps in right center are the Paragorgia host corals. Note also the numerous amphipods on the coral branches.

Image ID: expl5289, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2010 August 5
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010

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