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NOAA Photo Library Image - expn1659

A portion of an impacted coral with attached brittle stars. Living tissue is orange but much of the skeleton is bare or coveed by brown flocculent material. The left brittle star is of normal coloration but the individual to its right is bleached white and much more tightly wrapped around the branch than normal.

Image ID: expn1659, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2010 1102.232024
Credit: Lophelia II 2010: Oil Seeps and Deep Reefs; NOAA-OER/BOEMRE

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