The documentation of this colony of bamboo coral at a depth of 2,834 m possibly extended the depth range of these types corals in the Gulf of Mexico by several hundred meters.

The documentation of this colony of bamboo coral at a depth of 2,834 meters possibly extended the depth range of these types corals in the Gulf of Mexico by several hundred meters. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition.

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