Ctenophores, very common on the continental shelf and in estuaries along the U.S. East Coast, are also found in the canyons.

Ctenophores, very common on the continental shelf and in estuaries along the U.S. East Coast, are also found in the canyons. These animals, often called comb jellies, move through the water using their rows of cilia. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts.

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