Bushy black coral (Leiopathes sp.)

Bushy black coral (Leiopathes sp.) collected from 1643m depth on Bear Seamount. This particular black coral expels a large amount of mucus when agitated. Within the New England Seamount chain, very few associates have been found living on the bushy black coral. Image courtesy of the Mountains in the Sea Research Team; the IFE Crew; and NOAA.

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