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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl0131

Gulf of Alaska Seamount Expedition. Paragorgia sclerites seen under the microsco pe. Sclerites are tiny microscopic bones embedded in the fleshy polyps of octocorals. The large sclerites are called "girdled spindles", the smaller ones are "eight radiate".

Image ID: expl0131, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska
Credit: Gulf of Alaska 2004. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

Category: Ocean exploration/

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