A pair of cup corals (Scleractinia) grow from the wall of an unnamed canyon east of Veatch Canyon at 1480 meters depth.  You can see the transparent maroon-colored tissue and tentacles of the polyp overlying the white calcareous skeleton; the narrow plates visible below the tentacles are the septa of the calyx.

A pair of cup corals (Scleractinia) grow from the wall of an unnamed canyon east of Veatch Canyon at 1,480 meters depth. You can see the transparent maroon-colored tissue and tentacles of the polyp overlying the white calcareous skeleton; the narrow plates visible below the tentacles are the septa of the calyx. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts.

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