Divers inspect a large purple soft coral protruding from the surrounding rock wall.

Divers (bottom right) inspect a large purple soft-coral, protruding from the surrounding rock wall. Image courtesy of Pacific Deep Reefs 2011 Exploration, NOAA-OER.

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