Deep-Sea Coral: Lophelia pertusa

Deep-Sea Coral: Lophelia pertusa

Detailed Description

Live Lophelia pertusa is white because the calcium carbonate skeleton shows through the nonpigmented coral tissue. Dead coral is soon covered in a brown biofilm. The red-orange squat lobster (Eumunida picta) in the center of the photo is prepared to catch its dinner.

Details

Image Dimensions: 3072 x 2304

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US