Coral and Sponge Habitat
Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013.
Diverse deep-sea coral and sponge habitats were imaged in the canyons explored during the Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 Expedition. In this image from Hydrographer Canyon, a rock face is shown with a diversity of octocorals (soft corals and sea fans) and cup corals. Download larger version (jpg, 1.4 MB).