Deep sea coral. "Bramble" bamboo coral. These colonies (at least when "younger"
have very thin branches and grow in these tangled thickets. You can see the
polyps rising from several branches; they are widely spaced along each branch.
There are many associated reddish brown brittle stars attached to the coral
Image ID: expl9041, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Mytilus Seamount, south side, 3262-2593m
Photo Date: 20130805T190100Z
Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 Northeast U. S. Canyons Expedition
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