Diverse deep-sea coral and sponge habitats were imaged in the canyons explored during the Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013. In this image from Hydrographer Canyon, a rock face is shown with a diversity of octocorals (soft corals and sea fans) and cup corals. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

Diverse deep-sea coral and sponge habitats were imaged in the canyons explored during the Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013. In this image from Hydrographer Canyon, a rock face is shown with a diversity of octocorals (soft corals and sea fans) and cup corals. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

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