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NOAA Photo Library Image - expn1660

Coral impacted by Deepwater Horizon disaster with an attached brittle star and an anemone in a typical place on the coral. Living tissue, including the coral polyps, can be seen here as olive colored with bare patches revealing skeleton and attached brown flocculent material.

Image ID: expn1660, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2010 1103.001320
Credit: Lophelia II 2010: Oil Seeps and Deep Reefs; NOAA-OER/BOEMRE

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