A high-density field of corals, including the spiraling Iridogorgia magnispiralis (center), which can grow as long as five meters.

A high-density field of corals, including the spiraling Iridogorgia magnispiralis (center), which can grow as long as five meters. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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