This Lophelia sample was collected during the first remotely operated vehicle dive at the Joilet platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The sample will be carbon dated to determine its age.

This Lophelia sample was collected during the first remotely operated vehicle dive at the Joilet platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The sample will be carbon dated to determine its age. Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

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