A single colony of coral with dying and dead sections (on left), apparently living tissue (top right) and bare skeleton with very sickly looking brittle star on the base. (Credit: Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEMRE.)
KZ already posted this yesterday but you should venture over to the NOAA website and view both the high resolution version of the image above and this one. I am going to set one of these as my desktop and keep reminding myself that the oil spill wasn’t that bad. Right.
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