A white bamboo coral with extended polyps (with pink centers; also in the sub-class Octocorallia) from the Coral Garden. At the base of this bamboo coral, a yellow zoanthid has "moved in" where the bamboo polyps have died off. Note many more tentacles on the zoanthid (at lower right). Image courtesy of AquaPix, Ian MacDonald, Expedition to the Deep Slope.

Related Links

Expedition to the Deep Slope

Expedition to the Deep Slope: May 30 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery

Download high-resolution image (jpg, 1.8 Mb)