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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl8972

Deep sea coral. Tip of a bamboo coral with polyps extended. The black spots on the coral are interesting. Is this from sediment falling from above, or has Deep Discoverer stirred up local sediment?

Image ID: expl8972, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m
Photo Date: 20130718T143348Z
Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 Northeast U. S. Canyons Expedition

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