Madrepora occulata coral

This beautiful piece of Madrepora occulata was collected at the Lophelia coral banks. Very different from the surrounding pale white Lophelia, we have never seen this type of coral here before.Image courtesy of Islands in the Sea 2002, NOAA/OER.

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