Close-up of a crinoid attached to a bubblegum coral (Paragorgia). The coral's
polyps are extended in feeding position. Both animals capture small organisms
and organic matter in the water column as it drifts by.
Image ID: expl8387, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Photo Date: 2013 May 11 Credit: Deepwater Canyons 2013 -Pathways to the Abyss, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS