Several colonies of the hydroid Hydrodendron gorgonoide extend from a rock at 566 meters depth off the southwest tip of Ni’ihau. Two squat lobsters can be seen in their branches.

Several colonies of the hydroid Hydrodendron gorgonoide extend from a rock at 566 meters depth off the southwest tip of Ni’ihau. Two squat lobsters can be seen in their branches. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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