A sample of a potentially new species of black coral (Distichopathes sp.) found in newly explored areas at Elvers Bank. New discoveries are likely as we continue to explore new areas.

A sample of a potentially new species of black coral (Distichopathes sp.) found in newly explored areas at Elvers Bank. Additional discoveries are possible as we continue to explore new areas. Image courtesy of NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

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