Sea Star on Coral at Seamount

Photograph of an orange many-armed sea star on an erect delicately-branched coral in a dark sea.
Mountains in the Sea Research Group/NOAA/IFE

A bright orange sea star (Novodinia antillensis) clings to a large white soft coral (Paragorgia sp.). This photo was taken on the Manning Seamount at a depth of 1,350 meters (4,429 feet) by the remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) Hercules. To learn more about life in the deep ocean, visit the Deep Ocean Exploration section.