A section of hull covered in small clusters of Lophelia. The area is also inhabited by Venus flytrap anemones and Eumunida picta (a species of squat lobster).

A section of hull covered in small clusters of Lophelia. The area is also inhabited by Venus flytrap anemones and Eumunida picta (a species of squat lobster). Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEMRE.

 

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