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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2318

Although known as black corals because of the jewelry made from the black skeleton of the corals, in the Gulf of Mexico these Antipatharians in the genus Leiopathes come in colors ranging from white, through peach to orange and red.

Image ID: expl2318, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEMRE

Category: Ocean exploration/

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