Diverse Deep-Sea Corals

Shown here are several deep-sea coral species: From left to right is an unidentified purple octocoral, a small gold acanthorgorgiid octocoral, and a large colony of pink Corallium secundum. Basket stars have made a home in the purple octocoral. Explore more in the multimedia feature "Coral Gardens of the Deep Sea."  

Tags: Corals

Photos by A. Baco, T. Kerby and M. Kremer, Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory and NOAA Ocean Exploration