A rare instance of deep sea predation captured on camera, a sea urchin munches on a Plumarella octocoral. This may be the first time sea urchin predation on coral was captured so close-up using high-definition cameras thanks to the incredible image capabilities of the Deep Discoverer ROV.

A rare instance of deep sea predation captured on camera, a sea urchin munches on a Plumarella octocoral. This may be the first time sea urchin predation on coral was captured so close-up using high-definition cameras thanks to the incredible image capabilities of the Deep Discoverer ROV. ¬†Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition.

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