Tendon at Ram Powell platform showing numerous Lophelia pertusa colonies and flytrap anemones. We observed Lophelia at a maximum depth of 799 meters at Ram Powell – a new depth record for the Gulf of Mexico.

Tendon at Ram Powell platform showing numerous Lophelia pertusa colonies and flytrap anemones. We observed Lophelia at a maximum depth of 799 meters at Ram Powell – a new depth record for the Gulf of Mexico. Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

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