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Dive 04: Maro Crater

Highlights from August 5 exploration starting 3,035 meters deep on the eastern ridge of a crater that is located east of Maro Reef. The dive objectives were to explore for high-density communities of deep-sea corals and sponges along the ridge of the crater, as well as gain insights into how this peculiar feature might have formed geologically.

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

 

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