A considered obligate relationship between a specific species of octocoral (cf. Metallogorgia melanotrichos) and brittle star (cf. Ophiocreas oedipus). To our knowledge, these species were previously not known to occur in the Northeast U.S. Canyons Region.

A considered obligate relationship between a specific species of octocoral (cf. Metallogorgia melanotrichos) and brittle star (cf. Ophiocreas oedipus). To our knowledge, these species were previously not known to occur in the Northeast U.S. Canyons Region. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

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