A dense aggregation of the deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa at 500 meters depth in the northern Gulf of Mexico (credit: Lophelia II Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks Expeditions, NOAA-OER and BOEM).

A dense aggregation of the deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa at 500 meters depth in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Image courtesy of Lophelia II Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks Expeditions, NOAA-OER and BOEM.

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