fisher-coral-04

fisher-coral-04

An impacted coral with an attached brittle starfish and anemone.

An impacted coral with an attached brittle starfish and anemone. Living tissue, including coral polyps, can be seen here as olive colored, with bare patches revealing skeleton and attached brown flocculent material.

Image: Lophelia II 2010, NOAA OER, and BOEMRE, copyright WHOI
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