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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1897

Most algae need a hard substrate upon which to anchor with their holdfast. In silty mud bottoms they must compete for space on available shell debris with other organisms , as shown here by the red alga Graciliara blodgettii at 100 meters depth on McGrail Bank.

Image ID: expl1897, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Photo Date: 2003
Credit: Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea Habitats Expedition/NOAA/OAR/OER; FGBNMS/UNCW-NURC

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available

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