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 (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/octocoral-stylaster-coral.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) Close-up on polyps of the deep-sea stony coral Lophelia pertusa. Image courtesy of Lophelia II: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks Expedition 2009. (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/lopheliaii-top15-polyp-tag2.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) 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 (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/glass-sponge.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) Mushroom coral. California, Davidson Seamount. May 21, 2002.
 
Credit: NOAA/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/mushroom-coral.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) 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. (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/img-1180.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) 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 (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/iridigorgia-sp-octocoral.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) 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 (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/globular-sponge.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) 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. (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/bamboo-coral.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) 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. (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/lopheliaii-top15-swales-tag2.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) Lace coral (Distichopora sp.) on Hoyo Maru. Federated States of Micronesia, Chuuk.
 
Photographer: David Burdick (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/copy_of_lace-coral.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) Operation Deep Slope 2007. Iridogorgia deep sea coral. Gulf of Mexico.
 
Credit: Image courtesy of Aquapix and Expedition to the Deep Slope 2007. (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/iridigorgia.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) 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. (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/img-2323.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) 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. (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/bubblegum-coral.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) A grenadier drifts by a black coral (Bathypathes sp.).

North Atlantic Stepping Stones Expedition 2005.  (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/black-coral.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>) 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 (<a class="download" href="https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/images/front-carousel/octocoral-polyps.jpg/at_download/image">Download</a>)