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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl6307

Rock bottom with white coral bushes and numerous squat lobsters. In center of photo, large squat lobster is "standing" over smaller squat lobster. Is it looking for dinner? reproductive activity? some other crab social activity? High biological abundance but low diversity of corals characterized this area ( two different morphs of primnoid corals) at 800 m on Paramount Seamount.

Image ID: expl6307, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2011 July 14
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Galapagos Rift Expedition 2011

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