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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1202

North Atlantic Stepping Stones Expedition 2005. A close-up view of the polyps of the bamboo coral Keratoisis. You can see the white skeleton running through the transparent tissue. The pink spots are the oral end (mouth end) of the polyp, and in this photo the tentacles are retracted.

Image ID: expl1202, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect

Category: Ocean exploration/Invertebrates/Deep sea coral/

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