A bamboo whip coral being attacked by a large orange sea star that is eating
its way up the stalk polyp by polyp. Small mounds indicative of burrowing
animals are seen, one with a star pattern in the bottom center.
Image ID: expl8116, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition