A large orange whip "black" coral growing out from a rock wall. Near the base
of the orange coral is a symmetrical animal with what appear to be white
q-tips extending out from a central stalk. Perhaps a type of sponge.
Image ID: expn3987, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters
Photo Date: 20150427T145850Z
Credit: NOAA OKEANOS EXPLORER Program, Oceano Profundo 2015; Exploring Puerto Rico's Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs
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