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NOAA Photo Library Image - expn3122

Small purple octocorals and zoanthids cover the skeleton of a dead coral bush. A large yellow sponge, broken coral and small white sponges are seen throughout this area. Numerous brittle stars are wrapped in the branches of both dead and alive coral bushes.

Image ID: expn3122, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 20140928T174908Z
Credit: NOAA OKEANOS EXPLORER Program; Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014

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