Cold-water coral habitat on a carbonate mound in Porcupine Seabight
Description Lophelia and Madrepora thickets with some gorgonians (Acanthogorgia sp.). In between the corals a hexactinellid sponge (Aphrocallistes sp.) is very frequent. Common fish in Belgica mound province (Neocyttus helgae) together with a spider crab (Paromola cuvieri).
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/IfremerJPG file - 3.05 MB - 2 600 x 1 950 pixelsadded on 2006-06-10862 viewsWoRMS taxaParomola cuvieri (Risso, 1816)Neocyttus helgae (Holt & Byrne, 1908) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License
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