A diverse Lophelia coral community. This photo clearly shows how the living coral (white) builds upon the calcium carbonate skeletons (dark green) of previous generations.

A diverse Lophelia coral community. This photo clearly shows how the living coral (white) builds upon the calcium carbonate skeletons (dark green) of previous generations. Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

 

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