Keratoisis-like bamboo coral with several brittle stars (Ophiuroids) on the branches. The branch on lower right has no tissue on it but tissue and short squat polyps can be seen on the other branches.At least one dark node can been seen through tissue on the branch on lower left.

Keratoisis-like bamboo coral with several brittle stars (Ophiuroids) on the branches. The branch on lower right has no tissue on it but tissue and short squat polyps can be seen on the other branches. At least one dark node can been seen through tissue on the branch on lower left. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

 

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