Scientists on the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow used a towed camera system to ground-truth areas previously mapped by NOAA Ships Okeanos Explorer and Ferdinand R. Hassler. The camera imaged this deep-sea coral, Paragorgia arborea on the edge of Hendrickson Canyon (ca. 1775 meters) in the Toms Canyon complex.

Scientists on the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow used a towed camera system to ground-truth areas previously mapped by NOAA Ships Okeanos Explorer and Ferdinand R. Hassler.  The camera imaged this deep-sea coral, Paragorgia arborea, on the edge of Hendrickson Canyon (ca. 1,775 meters) in the Toms Canyon complex.Image courtesy of Nizinski et al. NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC, WHOI 2012.

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