Colonies of the deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa off the coast of South

Colonies of the deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa off the coast of South Carolina

Detailed Description

The Deep Discoverer Remotely Operated Vehicle took this image of Lophelia pertusa and a pink sea star (Chondraster grandis) at Richardson Ridge, approximately 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina at a depth of 800 meters.

Details

Image Dimensions: 994 x 477

Location Taken: US

Credits

Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2018.