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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl8970

Deep sea coral. Translucent stalk of a "young" bamboo coral showing white axial skeleton very clearly through the transparent tissue. The polyps have contracted and withdrawn their tentacles. Sponges are seen on the wall behind the coral.

Image ID: expl8970, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Alvin Canyon, west wall 926-863m
Photo Date: 20130717T194422Z
Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 Northeast U. S. Canyons Expedition

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