Colonies of Lophelia pertusa growing on a test piling at the subsea well installation in Mississippi Canyon. Flytrap anemones and Eumunida picta squat lobsters are also present.

Colonies of Lophelia pertusa growing on a test piling at the subsea well installation in Mississippi Canyon. Flytrap anemones and Eumunida picta squat lobsters are also present. Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

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