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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl7579

Two fat purple holothurians on a mud/sand bottom. How do like species find each other or even come into close proximity in the eternal darkness of the seafloor? Why are they purple in a lightless environment?

Image ID: expl7579, 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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