Fragments of Lophelia pertusa, including a rare orange color variety, collected on the August 2017 Southeast Deep Coral Initiative expedition. Live fragments are maintained in a chilled tank during the cruise and will be packed in smaller containers for transit to Florida State University’s Marine Lab. Image courtesy of Heather Coleman, NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program.

Fragments of Lophelia pertusa, including a rare orange color variety, collected on the August 2017 Southeast Deep Coral Initiative expedition. Live fragments are maintained in a chilled tank during the cruise and will be packed in smaller containers for transit to Florida State University’s Marine Lab. Image courtesy of Heather Coleman, NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program.

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