Typical inhabitants found on these shipwrecks. Shipwrecks serve as artificial reefs, hosting a wide variety of fauna including anemones, hydroids (thin yellow strands in this photo), spider crabs, and fish.

Typical inhabitants found on these shipwrecks. Shipwrecks serve as artificial reefs, hosting a wide variety of fauna including anemones, hydroids (thin yellow strands in this photo), spider crabs, and fish. Image courtesy of Deepwater Canyons 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

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