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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl9032

A bamboo coral bush that has been overtaken by yellow and sand-colored zoanthids. The bottom left side appears to have been recently stripped by coral eating starfish making habitat on the dead branches for a mulitiplicity of brittle stars.

Image ID: expl9032, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Mytilus Seamount, south side, 3262-2593m
Photo Date: 20130805T165001Z
Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 Northeast U. S. Canyons Expedition

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