Deep-Sea Coral Sample

In the wet lab aboard the R/V Seward Johnson, Dr. Martha Nizinski examines a sample of the deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa, collected 600-m (1,969-ft) deep off the coast of the southeastern United States. She is looking for other organisms that may be living in association with this coral. Explore more in the multimedia feature "Coral Gardens of the Deep Sea."


A. Howard