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Octocoral in the Gulf of Alaska

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Octocoral in the Gulf of Alaska

Picture by: Dr. Peter Etnoyer Picture taken on: April 3rd, 2011

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Octocorals have eight pinnate tentacles. The “pinnae” are seen here in the small projections along each tentacle of this Swiftia polyp.

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