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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1893

Closeup view of the white bamboo coral (Keratoisis flexibilis) showing the coral 's extended feeding polyps. This coral and other filter feeders orient so that they are perpendicular to the current, positioning themselves to be in the flow of food carried in the current.

Image ID: expl1893, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Florida Straits
Photo Date: 2005 November 9
Credit: Brooke et al., NOAA-OER, HBOI.; Florida Coast Deep Corals Expedition 2005

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available

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