A study site following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. A large
lithodid crab, a large closed venus flytrap anemone, and numerous paramuricid
corals. Is the purple color of the corals natural or are they in distress?
Image ID: expl7753, 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