NOAA Ocean Explorer: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Gulf of Mexico Exploration 2012 - EX1202 Leg2

A 'pregnant' coral. This is an octocoral, as evidenced by the eight tentacles you can see on its polyps. The white dots you see in its almost translucent body may be developing embryos – baby corals! Image courtesy of the NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico Expedition 2012. Please visit source: NOAA Ocean Explorer YouTube Channel Subscribe to the Ocean Explorer Podcast by visiting the iTunes Music Store. Follow NOAA Ocean Explorer on Twitter
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