A spectacular hard rock area with a very high coral diversity, seen during our dive on the Atlantis II Seamount Complex. This one image has black corals, bamboo corals, and several additional octocorals, all living together to form a community.

A spectacular hard rock area with a very high coral diversity, seen during our dive on the Atlantis II Seamount Complex. This one image has black corals, bamboo corals, and several additional octocorals, all living together to form a community. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts.

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Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014

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