Coralline algal nodules (rhodoliths)

Image of coralline algal nodules (rhodoliths) covering the seafloor at the western mound of the WFGB. These rhodoliths support the great diversity of leafy algae seen in this photo such as the lime encrusting red alga, Titanophora encrustans flanking Kallymenia westii (center), the turf-forming green alga Cladophoropsis membranacea, and the green ball-like Ventricaria ventricosa.

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