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Some of the organisms living on the seafloor in the Vioska Knoll region include: Two different types of sea urchins, a Venus flytrap anemone, a rosefish which swims over a galatheid crab, a scallop, another galatheid crab, crinoids, and a sponge. Notice how murky these images are, as compared to the pre-Hurricane Katrina images in the Vioska Knoll Lophelia Coral Community video clip. The visibility was greatly reduced after the hurricane passed over the Vioska Knoll area and the water was filled with particulate matter. Video footage courtesy of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.

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