A pink coral (Hemicorallium sp.) observed at ~1,654 meters (5,426 feet) had a base approximately 18 centimeters (seven inches) wide, indicating a particularly old colony. The colony was covered with crinoids.

A pink coral (Hemicorallium sp.) observed at ~1,654 meters (5,426 feet) had a base approximately 18 centimeters (seven inches) wide, indicating a particularly old colony. The colony was covered with crinoids. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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