Extreme Closeup of Coral Polyps - 2014 (Remastered!)

Celebrating our 15th anniversary, we're looking back at memorable moments from expeditions in the archive. In this 2014 video from the Noroit Seamount, ROV Hercules grabs an extreme closeup of an Iridogorgia coral and shrimp associate. Coral is a colonial organism, so each polyp is actually an individual life form. Share in the excitement of ocean exploration while learning about polyp morphology in this fun flashback to the NA052 expedition to Anegada Passage (connecting the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean) and the British Virgin Islands' Seamounts. 

Learn more about the NA052 expedition.