Scientists observe a sea pen Ptilosarcus sp., collected in the Galapagos about eight kilometers (five miles) off the island of Pinzon, at 312 m (1,025 ft) depth. Sea pen colonies are formed by several genera of the order Pennatulacea. Video courtesy of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution at FAU.


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