Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.
This bamboo coral (Calcaxonia
, Primnoidae) has had its right side eaten by this sea star (Evoplosoma
sp.) at about 1,510 meters (4,955 feet) on “Pierpoint” Seamount. Download larger version (jpg, 1.3 MB).