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Living coral thickets on Galway Mound, Porcupine Seabight

Living coral thickets on Galway Mound, Porcupine Seabight
Description: Living coral thicket (Lophelia pertusa and Madrepora oculata) with several Aphrocallistes and larger alcyonarians (Anthothelia sp.).
This picture is collected with the ROV Victor 6000 from Ifremer on the R/V Polarstern during the Alfred-Wegener Institute coordinated cruise ARK XIX/3a in June 2003. The ROV imagery are courtesy and copyright of IFREMER.
Author: AWI/Ifremer
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WoRMS taxa
Lophelia pertusa (Linnaeus, 1758)Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Cairns, Stephen 2012-08-27
Madrepora oculata Linnaeus, 1758Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Cairns, Stephen 2012-08-27

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