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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl8384

Flabellum, a solitary cup coral, with its tentacles extended into the water column. Like other deep-water corals, Flabellum's evolutionary history and closest relatives are hard to discern..

Image ID: expl8384, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2013 May 13
Credit: Deepwater Canyons 2013 -Pathways to the Abyss, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS

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