Batstar in Norfolk Canyon (IMAGE) Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean Caption The steep ledges of Norfolk Canyon proved to be home to a large diversity of life. Here, a batstar resides on the wall next to a colony of deep-sea octocoral and sponges. The arm of several brittle stars can also be seen poking out of the sediment. Credit NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program Usage Restrictions Must credit NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.