Gulf of Alaska Seamount Expedition. Paragorgia polyps. When retracted, thepinnate tentacles of the polyp are less evident. This is a defensive posture toguard the tasty polyps from predators.
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Credit: Gulf of Alaska 2004. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration
Location: Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska
Subject: Ocean exploration
Subject: Deep sea coral