Spiral Coral

An Iridogorgia Octocoral attached to serpentinite crust near the Lost City field. This deep-sea coral species is frequently observed at Lost City depths on seamounts in the Atlantic as well. The spiral is often pushed over by strong currents. Image Courtesy of Institute for Exploration, University of Rhode Island Institute for Archaeological Oceanography, University of Washington,Lost City science party, and NOAA.

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