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Oculina varicosa 
 
 

Several colonies of the deep-water coral, Oculina varicosa.


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Pitcher Sponge (Petrosiidae) 
 
 

A pitcher sponge (Petrosiidae) attached to a rock..


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Polychaete worms 
 
 

A close-up of several polychaete tube worms..


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


An unidentified scorpionfish (Scorpaena sp.) 
 
 

One of many scorpionfishes observed during the cruise.


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Snowy Grouper (Epinephelus niveatus) 
 
 

A snowy Grouper (Epinephelus niveatus) among boulders covered with encrusting corals and sponges.


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Squat lobsters (Eumunida picta) 
 
 

Squat lobsters (Eumunida picta) among corals, anemones, and urchins.


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Tube anemone (Cerianthus sp.)
 
 

A close-up photo of a tube anemone (Cerianthus sp.)


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Wrasse Bass (Liopropoma eukrines)
 
 

A close-up photo of a wrasse bass (Liopropoma eukrines).


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Unidentified anemone
 
 

An unidentified anemone attached to a rock.


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Apricot bass (Plectranthias garrupellus)
 
 

An apricot bass (Plectranthias garrupellus) tucked-in amongst coral rubble and other encrusting invertebrates.


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Blackbelly rosefish (Helicolenus dactylopterus)
 
 

A blackbelly rosefish (Helicolenus dactylopterus) resting on the seafloor.


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Barrel sponge (Ircinia campana)
 
 

A large purple barrel sponge (Ircinia campana).


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Beardfish (Polymixia sp.)
 
 

An unidentified beardfish (Polymixia sp.).


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Oculina varicosa
 
 

A large colony of Oculina varicosa.


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Lophelia pertusa
 
 

A colony of Lophelia pertusa with a squat lobster (Eumunida picta).


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Oculina varicosa
 
 

A colony of Oculina varicosa attached to a concrete block.


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


Black coral Stichopathes sp.
 
 

Several colonies of black coralStichopathes sp.


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group


An octocoral, Placogorgia sp.
 
 

A large octocoral, Placogorgia sp.


 

Extreme Corals 2011:
Expedition info
Chief scientist:
Andy David
ROV Info:
SWFSC Benthic Resources (ROV) Group