Manning Seamount Deep Coral Communities

Colorful corals and brittlestars inhabit the Manning Seamount in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of New England. Here you can see golden-colored coral (Enallopsamia rostrata), pinkish-brown coral (Solenosmilia variabilis), pink soft coral (Candidella imbricate), and brittlestars (Ophiacantha sp.). Read more in our story about deep sea exploration

Colorful corals and brittlestars on Manning Seamount off the New England coast.

Mountains in the Sea Research Group/NOAA/IFE