A bivalve surrounded by cup corals and soft corals are attached to a steep cliff face. A squat lobster is associated with soft coral on the lower left, and a jellyfish swims to the left of the bivalve.

Amongst the diverse coral community along Hydrographer Canyon, ROV D2 observed a glass sponge containing cephalopod eggs. If you look closely you can see what looks to be a recent hatchling! Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

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