One of the most beautiful deep sea corals, iridogorgia (a type of octocoral) creates large spirals as it grows. This coral was fairly common during our dives on the New England Seamounts.

One of the most beautiful deep-sea corals, iridogorgia (a type of octocoral), creates large spirals as it grows. This coral was fairly common during our dives on the New England Seamounts. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts.

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