Bubblegum coral

Bubblegum coral

Description

A "bubblegum" coral (Paragorgia sp.) on a rock at Pweza-3. The coral is providing a structure utilized by crinoids and ophiuroids. A "blobfish", Psychrolutes sp., appears to be hiding (or sheltering from current?)alongside.

Item Type:Image
Title:Bubblegum coral
Creator(s):Gates, A
Identification:Morris, Kirsty
Date:16 September 2013
Time:18:41
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Alcyonacea (Soft Corals)
Species:Paragorgia, Psychrolutes?
Behaviour:
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1380
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Substratum:Mud
Rig:Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 113
Keywords:Paragorgia blobfish Psychrolutidae
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:14 August 2014

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