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Dive 18: West Nihoa

Dive 18 was conducted on August 20 at a channel between Westpac Bank and Nihoa Island, which creates a constriction point for current flow. The objective of the dive was to survey a completely unexplored area for corals and sponges, gathering information on whether high-density communities can be found in areas were the surrounding topography accelerates current flow.

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

 

 

Related Links

Daily Updates: August 20 Update

2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer