Katharine Coykendall, a research biologist of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), preserving a sample of coral collected on the August 2017 Southeast Deep Coral Initiative expedition aboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster.

Katharine Coykendall, a research biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, preserving a sample of coral collected on the August 2017 Southeast Deep Coral Initiative expedition aboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. Image courtesy of Heather Coleman, NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program.

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