A lush garden of sponges, corals, and whimsical Iridogorgia bella (an octocoral).

A lush "garden" of sponges, corals, and whimsical Iridogorgia bella (an octocoral). Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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