Diverse Deep-Sea Coral Community

A diversity of deep-sea corals—including primnoid coral (Narella sp.), black coral (Trissopathes pseudtristicha), and feather stars (Florometra serratissima)—flourish 2,669 m (8,757 ft) deep on the pristine Davidson Seamount off the coast of California. Explore more in the multimedia feature "Coral Gardens of the Deep Sea."  

Black coral, primnoid coral, and feather stars flourish deep on the pristine Davidson Seamount.
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NOAA/MBARI 2006