This juvenile bamboo coral is too young for the characteristic segmented “stalk” to be visible, but the image shows sclerites in the tissue of the four small polyps.

This juvenile bamboo coral is too young for the characteristic segmented "stalk" to be visible, but the image shows sclerites in the tissue of the four small polyps. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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