At the top of the ridge feature visited during Dive 09, ROV Deep Discoverer encountered a dense and diverse deep-sea coral community. In this picture alone are at least four different species of coral and at least 12 different colonies.

At the top of the ridge feature visited during Dive 09, ROV Deep Discoverer encountered a dense and diverse deep-sea coral community. In this picture alone are at least four different species of coral and at least 12 different colonies. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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