Christmas Tree Coral
Antipathes dendrochristos

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Live corals

Photograph by Mark AmendPhotograph by Mark AmendPhotograph by Tom LaidigPhotograph by Milton LovePhotograph by Milton LovePhotograph by Milton LovePhotograph by Milton LovePhotograph by Mary NishimotoPhotograph by Linda SnookPhotograph by Charlie WahlePhotograph by Charlie WahlePhotograph by Charlie WahlePhotograph by Charlie WahlePhotograph by Charlie Wahle

Dead corals

Photograph by Donna SchroederPhotograph by Donna SchroederPhotograph by Donna SchroederPhotograph by Donna Schroeder

About the pictures

Photographed from Delta submersible by researchers from NMFS SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division and University of California Santa Barbara during surveys of deepwater rocky banks off southern California.

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Contact: SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division, Habitat Ecology Team

Last modified: 12/24/2014