This Primnoid coral was observed at a depth of approximately 3,280 meters (2.0 miles) while diving on “Beach Ridge.” Participating scientists suggest this may be a new genus due to the arrangement of the polyps on the main stalk.

This Primnoid coral was observed at a depth of approximately 3,280 meters (2.0 miles) while diving on “Beach Ridge.” Participating scientists suggest this may be a new genus due to the arrangement of the polyps on the main stalk. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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