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Image : Life and Death in the Deep Sea

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In December 2010, scientists placed an ocean-bottom time-lapse camera system at a coral site to document changes in the deep-sea coral community, which appears to be exhibiting signs of stress. This image  captured the submersible Alvin sampling amd documenting organisms on the hard-bottom seafloor area on which corals grow. (Image courtesy of Chuck Fisher, Pennsylvania State University, and Tim Shank, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Deep-sea time-lapse camera system provided by WHOI-MISO.)

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Last updated: April 28, 2011
 


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