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Crinoids

While we may often think of crinoids as animals firmly attached to the seafloor, they are in fact free-swimming animals. This footage was captured during the tenth dive of the expedition, on August 11, 2015, on a ridge that extends to the southeast of Salmon Bank.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

 

 

Related Links

Daily Updates: August 11 Update

2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer