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Dive 03: St. Rogatien Rift

Highlights from exploration on August 4, 2015, of the east side of a large rift zone ridge north of St. Rogatien Bank. The objective of the dive was to survey a completely unexplored area, testing the hypothesis that high-density communities of corals and sponges can be found on ridge topography.

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

 

 

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Daily Updates: August 4 Update

2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i

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