At the top of Manning Seamount there was a large population of the octocoral, Paragorgia sp.

Sometimes called a "bubble gum" coral, the octocoral Paragorgia sp. has a large population at the top of Manning Seamount. The high density of corals could be a reliable source of larvae for the recruitment experiment.

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