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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl9121

Deep sea coral. Beautiful purple octocoral. Probably Anthothelia grandiflora. In this image the polyps are retracted. See image expl9114 to see a colony of this type of coral with both an area of extended polyps and retracted polyps for comparison.

Image ID: expl9121, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Block Canyon 1134-995m
Photo Date: 20130723T182748Z
Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 Northeast U. S. Canyons Expedition

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