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NOAA Photo Library Image - expn1662

Coral and brittle star impacted by Deepwater Horizon disaster. Although the orange tips on some branches of the coral is the color of living tissue, it is unlikely that any living tissue remains on this animal.

Image ID: expn1662, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2010 1103.034211
Credit: Lophelia II 2010: Oil Seeps and Deep Reefs; NOAA-OER/BOEMRE

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