Octocoral & Stylaster Coral

Yellow octocoral with a white stylaster coral in left background Image ID: expl5235, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Photo Date: 2010 July 22 Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010
Octocoral & Stylaster Coral
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Lophelia polyps

Close-up on polyps of the deep-sea stony coral Lophelia pertusa. Image courtesy of Lophelia II: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks Expedition 2009.
Lophelia polyps
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Venus Flower Basket

A spectacular group of Venus flower basket glass sponges (Euplectella aspergillum) glass sponges with a squat lobster in the middle. Image ID: expl7519, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: Gulf of Mexico, North Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition
Venus Flower Basket
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Mushroom Coral

Mushroom coral. California, Davidson Seamount. May 21, 2002. Credit: NOAA/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
Mushroom Coral
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Primnoa & Paramuricea

Juvenile Atlantic cod, Acadian redfish, Primnoa and Paramuricea corals, and sponges were observed at Western Jordan Basin by the Kraken 2 ROV in 2014. Credit: Gulf of Maine Deep Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine.
Primnoa & Paramuricea
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Iridogorgia octocoral

Iridogorgia octocoral bush with two squat lobsters. Image ID: expl7413, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: Gulf of Mexico, North Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition
Iridogorgia octocoral
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Globular Sponge

A large globular sponge. Image ID: expl6657, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise Photo Date: 2011 August 14 Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011
Globular Sponge
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Bamboo Coral

Gulf of Alaska Seamount Expedition. Large bamboo coral (Isidella tentaculum) with galatheid crabs and sweeper tentacles on Dickins Seamount at 800 meters. Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska. 2004. Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration.
Bamboo Coral
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Lophelia reef

Large swales of Lophelia pertusa coral near 500 meters depth on Robert’s Reef in Viosca Knolls region of the Gulf of Mexico. Image courtesy of Lophelia II: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks Expedition 2009.
Lophelia reef
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Lace Coral

Lace coral (Distichopora sp.) on Hoyo Maru. Federated States of Micronesia, Chuuk. Photographer: David Burdick
Lace Coral
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Iridogorgia

Operation Deep Slope 2007. Iridogorgia deep sea coral. Gulf of Mexico. Credit: Image courtesy of Aquapix and Expedition to the Deep Slope 2007.
Iridogorgia
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Primnoa Ridge

Acadian redfish and Primnoa corals were observed at outer Schoodic Ridges by the Kraken 2 ROV in 2014. Credit: Gulf of Maine Deep Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine.
Primnoa Ridge
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Bubblegum Coral

Bubblegum coral (Paragorgiidae) at 1257 meters water depth. Small blue scale worms (Family Polynoidae) were often associated with Paragorgiidae. California, Davidson Seamount. May 21, 2002. Credit: NOAA/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
Bubblegum Coral
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Black Coral

A grenadier drifts by a black coral (Bathypathes sp.). North Atlantic Stepping Stones Expedition 2005.
Black Coral
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Octocoral Polyps

Beautiful white octocoral polyps Image ID: expl6724, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise Photo Date: 2011 August 14 Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011
Octocoral Polyps
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