An unusual green-blue octocoral was spotted at the end of the dive, populated with crinoids and brittle stars. The coral stumped the shore-side scientists, so a collection was requested to allow follow-up identification.

An unusual green-blue octocoral was spotted at the end of the dive, populated with crinoids and brittle stars. The coral stumped the shore-side scientists, so a collection was requested to allow follow-up identification. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.

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