Octocoral and Brittle Star
Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013.
A considered obligate relationship between a specific species of octocoral (cf. Metallogorgia melanotrichos) and brittle star (cf. Ophiocreas oedipus). To our knowledge, these species were previously not known to occur in the Northeast U.S. Canyons Region. Download larger version (jpg, 1.2 MB).