loosely cemented foraminiferan ooze and bamboo coral

The only rock observed at the Popenoe's Coral Mounds dive site was a loosely cemented foraminiferan "ooze." A bamboo coral used this lonely outcrop as a solid base on which to live. We collected only a small portion of this rock.

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