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Dive 01: East Necker Seamount (Keoea Seamount)

Highlights from the first remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dive of the expedition on the southeast rift zone of a seamount east of Necker Island (Mokumanamana). The primary objective of the dive was to determine the lower depth range of a deep-sea coral and sponge community found in 2003 during a Pisces submersible dive.

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

 

 

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