Brittle stars - Coral colonies provide structure and habitat for other organisms. Brittle stars are just one of the many animals found in association with deepwater coral.

Coral colonies provide structure and habitat for other organisms. Urchins are just one of the many animals found in association with deepwater coral. Image courtesy of Art Howard, Life on the Edge, NOAA Ocean Exploration.

 

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