A particularly large, and likely very old, colony of Iridogorgia, with several colonies of other octocorals in the background, was imaged at Mid Karin Ridge.

A particularly large, and likely very old, colony of Iridogorgia, with several colonies of other octocorals in the background, was imaged at Mid Karin Ridge. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

Download high-resolution image (jpg, 1.5 Mb)

 

Related Links

Celebrating the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Expansion

Mission Logs

2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer