This chrysogorgiid octocoral, unfamiliar our scientists,  serves as a host to squat lobsters - just two of the exciting observations from our dive in the Pichincho area.

This chrysogorgiid octocoral, unfamiliar our scientists, serves as a host to squat lobsters - just two of the exciting observations from our dive in the Pichincho area. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs

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