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NOAA Photo Library Image - expn1177

Deep sea coral. Orange "black coral" Leiopathes glaberrima. Some of these corals have been found to be over 2,000 years old. A large white anemone with orange mouth (Actinostola sp.) and a large flytrap anemone in the lower left quadrant of the image.

Image ID: expn1177, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2010 1024213004
Credit: Lophelia II 2010: Oil Seeps and Deep Reefs; NOAA-OER/BOEMRE

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