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Links

USGS Deep-Sea Coral Microbial Ecology

Fact sheet: Gulf of Mexico Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystem Studies, 2008-2011

Deep-Sea Corals Have Complex Microbial Assemblages, Just Like Shallow Corals (blog post)

Snot, Sequencing and Submersibles (blog post)