Wire coral (Stichopathes leutkeni), a black coral, with two curled up basket
stars attached in the deep water environment in the vicinity of Flower Garden
Image ID: sanc0475, NOAA's Sanctuaries Collection Location: Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Photo Date: 2007 March Photographer: Institute for Exploration. Credit: Rhode Island Institute for Archaeological Oceanography; Secrets of the Gulf Expedition. NOAA/NOS/NMS/FGBNMS.