The still photographs below were taken with a ROV in a survey carried out off SE Iceland in June 2009.  Photos are from the three new coral grounds which were disovered during the survey.  Click on any image to see a larger version.

All images © Marine Research Institute of Iceland, courtesy of Stefán Áki Ragnarsson and Steinunn Hilma Ólafsdóttir.

Large individual of the gorgonian Paragorgia arborea found in the CoralFISH case study site in Lónsdjúp. The starfish Brisinga sp. and the gorgonian Prinmoa resedaeformis can be seen as well. 

Greater Fork-beard (Phycis blennoides) and Pennatula sp.

Primnoa resedaeformis

Primnoa resedaeformis embedded with Gorgonocephalus sp.
Lophelia pertusa embedded with gorgonians at the continental slope in the Lónsdjúp at 480 m depth

Lophelia pertusa and Primnoa resedaeformis from the CoralFISH case study site. 

Small colony of Lophelia pertusa in Skeiðarárdjúp.

Redfish (Sebastes sp.) in the L. pertusa reef in the Lónsdýpi case study site.

Redfish (Sebastes marinus) in the L. pertusa reef in Skeiðarárdjúp.

Tusk (Brosme brosme) at sponge grounds in Papagrunn at »700 m depth.  Both tusk and ling (Molva molva) were commonly seen at coral and sponge grounds.
Some beautiful sea anemones.
The bivalve Acesta excavata.