Corals and anemones in Mississippi Canyon

Underwater, a fish swims past a post that is covered in anemones and corals, 2 laser beams are pointed at a coral for scale.

Detailed Description

Large Lophelia colonies and numerous anemones at a depth of about 1,500 feet in Mississippi Canyon. Red laser beams, projected from a remotely operated vehicle, represent a separation of 10 centimeters (about 4 inches). A western roughy is seen to the left of the structure. Photo credit: Lophelia II 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS.


Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1289

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Location Taken: US