Coldwater corals growing on a stone and a discarded lobster pod. Found in 800m of water in the north atlantic near the US east coast,
The model shown consists of multiple scans. The colorization of the point cloud is based on the remission of the green laser on the objects. This allows to identify different species of corals easily.
Exploring the coral was part of the [NOAA 2019 Technology Exploration Cruise](https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/development-partnerships/ex1904(https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/development-partnerships/ex1904/logs/welcome.html).
Thanks to NOAA Ocean Exploration Research, the Global Foundation of Ocean Exploration and the crew of the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer.