Lophelia pertusa colony individuals with their tentacles extended.

The excitement of finding several healthy looking colonies of the stony coral Lophelia pertusa caused the night crew to break into song! Some of the individuals in this Lophelia pertusa colony have their tentacles extended. Image courtesy of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

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