Much of the seafloor of Long Mound is eroded carbonate that has been colonized by invertebrates such as tubeworms, leaving a pitted look. This image shows live (white) and dead (brown) Lophelia pertusa and Leiopathes glabberima (orange) coral attached to the carbonate rock with a roughy swimming by. Image courtesy of NOAA Southeast Deep Coral Initiative and Pelagic Research Services.

Much of the seafloor of Long Mound is eroded carbonate that has been colonized by invertebrates such as tubeworms, leaving a pitted look. This image shows live (white) and dead (brown) Lophelia pertusa and Leiopathes glabberima (orange) coral attached to the carbonate rock with a roughy swimming by. Image courtesy of NOAA Southeast Deep Coral Initiative and Pelagic Research Services.

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