The steep ledges of Norfolk canyon proved to be home to a large diversity of life. Here a batstar resides on the wall next to a colony of deepsea octocoral and sponges. The arm of several brittle stars can also be seen poking out of the sediment.

The steep ledges of Norfolk Canyon proved to be home to a large diversity of life. Here, a batstar resides on the wall next to a colony of deep-sea octocoral and sponges. The arm of several brittle stars can also be seen poking out of the sediment. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts.

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