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One of the biggest successes of the cruise to date have been the diversity of invertebrates collected. The benthic invertebrates in this slide show are all too small to be seen from the submersible. Each and every one was found living in, on, or under a larger object, like a sponge, coral, or rock that was collected. After getting the samples back to the surface, scientists spent hours looking for these hidden treasures. Special thanks to Jerry McLelland from the University of Southern Mississippi for taking all of the photographs. Thanks!

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