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Portions of a coral are covered with small predators. A deep-sea red crab is under another coral.

Several colonies of the coral Paramuricea biscaya from the impacted coral community as they appeared in November 2012. Portions of the coral in the center are covered with small predators called hydroids. A commercially fished deep-sea red crab (Chaceon quinquedens) is resting under another coral that has an ophiuroid brittle star living in its branches.

Image: Courtesy of the Gulf of Mexico Research Consortium ECOGIG Project and the Schmidt Ocean Institute
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