Manning Seamount Deep Coral Communities

Colorful corals and brittlestars on Manning Seamount off the New England coast.
Mountains in the Sea Research Group/NOAA/IFE

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