On Dive 03, we found a veritable coral forest. The colors on this dive were phenomenal. In the foreground, the large polyps of an Anthomastus contrast with a yellow crinoid attached to a pink precious coral.

On Dive 03, we found a veritable coral forest. The colors on this dive were phenomenal. In the foreground, the large polyps of an Anthomastus contrast with a yellow crinoid attached to a pink precious coral. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin.

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