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Dive 07: Iridigorgia Corals

Iridigorgia are soft corals that grow upwards in a striking spiral pattern. They are octocorals, with polyps arranged in groups of eight.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.

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