Brittle stars and squat lobsters are some of the most common associates that we see in corals. This brittle star has taken up residence on a beautiful purple coral that our science team hasn’t been able to identify yet.

Brittle stars and squat lobsters are some of the most common associates that we see in corals. This brittle star has taken up residence on a beautiful purple coral that our science team hasn’t been able to identify yet. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs.

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