Madrepora oculata (close-up) showing calyx structure.

A close up of Madrepora oculata shows its calyx structure. Madrepora is one of the reef-building corals. Note the characteristic zigzag pattern of this coral. Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2009: Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs and Wrecks.

Lophelia II 2009

Lophelia II 2009: August 30 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery

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