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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2009

Christmas Tree Coral (Antipathes dendrochristos) . This species was discovered off Southern California. It can grow to a height greater than two meters. In spite of the color, these types of coral are referred to as black coral.

Image ID: expl2009, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: California Borderlands
Photo Date: 2005 February
Photographer: Mark Amend

Category: Ocean exploration/

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