Industry inspection video images of corals on the Pompano platform in 2008 at depths of over 300 m. The first observation of Lophelia coral on deep-water Gulf of Mexico platforms was on this same structure in 2003 during a NOAA OER mission.

Industry inspection video images of corals on the Pompano platform in 2008 at depths of over 300 m. The first observation of Lophelia coral on deep-water Gulf of Mexico platforms was on this same structure in 2003 during a NOAA OER mission. Image courtesy of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

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