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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl7818

A study point in evaluating the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A large lithodid crab is in the foreground with paramuricid corals with a purple tinge in the background. A closed venus flytrap anemone is in the center right above a white squat lobster and another on the left.

Image ID: expl7818, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico, North
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition

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