Lophelia from the Gulf of Mexico

Dr. William Schroeder has documented several occurrences of Lophelia in the Gulf of Mexico. He will be assessing the spatial distribution of these communities using the remotely operated vehicle. Image courtesy of Dr. Andre Friewald, Institute of Paleontology, Erlangen University, Germany.

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