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Diverse Deep-Sea Coral Community

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

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."