Paramuricea coral bushes colonizing a topographic high. The outcrop is also
colonized by small purple octocorals and a white sponge. Dead mussel
shells surround the area indicating a former cold seep site.
Image ID: expn1916, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Photo Date: 20140414T181919Z Credit: NOAA OKEANOS EXPLORER Program, Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition