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