Squat lobsters take shelter among a dense cluster of Desmophyllum sp. cup corals and a white Anthothela sp. octocoral growing on the mostly dead skeleton of the stony coral  Madrepora oculata. Live colonies of Madrepora oculata can be seen at right and in the background.

Squat lobsters take shelter among a dense cluster of Desmophyllum sp. cup corals and a white Anthothela sp. octocoral growing on the mostly dead skeleton of the stony coral Madrepora oculata. Live colonies of Madrepora oculata can be seen at right and in the background. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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