An outcrop containing a large white Leiopathes colony and several small fragments of Lophelia pertusa.

An outcrop containing a large white Leiopathes colony and several small fragments of Lophelia pertusa. Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

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