Deep-Sea, Cold Water Coral

Image: Deep-Sea, Cold Water Coral

Detailed Description

Close-up image of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa, with polyps extended. The coral polyps eat by grabbing tiny suspended particulates (visible against the dark water background). The bright orange claws of a squat lobster (Eumunida picta) can be seen peeking out from behind the coral branches.

Details

Image Dimensions: 2100 x 1575

Location Taken: US