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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl7428

A spiraling Iridogorgid coral living near 2,000 meters on the margin of a steep scarp south of the De Soto Canyon. A chirostylid crab, with chelae that are elongate and are directed straight forward, makes a home among the exquisite branches of this colony.

Image ID: expl7428, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico, North
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition

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