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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1209

North Atlantic Stepping Stones Expedition 2005. Bushy black coral (Leiopathes sp.) collected from 1643m depth on Bear Seamount. This particular black coral expels a large amount of mucus when agitated. Within the New England Seamount chain, very few associates have been found living on the bushy black coral.

Image ID: expl1209, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect

Category: Ocean exploration/Invertebrates/Deep sea coral/

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