Deepwater bubblegum coral, a host for California king crab, observed during 2020 E/V Nautilus exploration of the Santa Lucia Bank. Corals and sponges that make up the area’s seafloor habitats provide food and shelter for recreationally and commercially important fish species. (NOAA)

PHOTO-Deepwater Bubblegum Coral-Santa Lucia Bank CA-2020-111021

Mike Schuler
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November 9, 2021


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