A rare sighting of orange Lophelia pertusa located at 500 meters depth at Many Mounds on the West Florida slope. The vast majority of L. pertusa in North American waters are stark white, like the colony to the right in this image.

A rare sighting of orange Lophelia pertusa located at 500 meters depth at Many Mounds on the West Florida slope. The vast majority of L. pertusa in North American waters are stark white, like the colony to the right in this image. Image courtesy of NOAA Southeast Deep Coral Initiative and Pelagic Research Services.

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