At one of our most diverse sites so far, Jason starts out traversing an area of black corals and anemones followed by a stand of lollipop sponges and a conger eel. The ROV's camera than pans to the left over a large Lophelia colony on which galatheid crabs sit. A large venus fly trap anemone sits off to the right. Video courtesy of Lophelia II 2009: Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs and Wrecks.


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Lophelia 2009

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