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Dive 08: Bank 9 South

This video presents highlights from the eighth dive of the expedition, which took place on a seamount on the south side of Bank 9, located about 50 nautical miles south of Pearl and Hermes Atoll. The objectives of the dive were to explore for high-density communities of deep-sea corals and sponges and look for clues on how this peculiar composite seamount might have formed.

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

 

 

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