Tag: Soft Coral

Soft Corals Growing on Limestone

Soft corals dot the rough carbonate surfaces of the ~ 20 m-tall limestone monolith west of the active seeps at Southern Hydrate Ridge. Photo credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF; Dive R1779;

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Soft Corals and Clams at the Pinnacle

An ~20 m tall carbonate pinnacle, west of the active seep site at Southern Hydrate Ridge, hosts abundant soft pink corals and is a rich habitat for squat lobsters, clams, a variety of fish, and crabs. Photo credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF; Dive R1779; V14.  

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