The polyps identify this coral as a "black" coral in spite of the white color of
the polyps. Many of the coral branches at the top of the image are
covered with white zoanthids.
Image ID: expn3989, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters
Photo Date: 20150427T150007Z
Credit: NOAA OKEANOS EXPLORER Program, Oceano Profundo 2015; Exploring Puerto Rico's Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs
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