Specimen of Corallium species collected from a large high-density deep-sea coral and sponge community encountered on the ridge crest of Pioneer Bank. An ROV dive here during the cruise revealed that a known high-density community further upslope extended at least six kilometers down the ridge to where the dive was conducted.

Specimen of Corallium species collected from a large high-density deep-sea coral and sponge community encountered on the ridge crest of Pioneer Bank. A remotely operated vehicel dive here during the cruise revealed that a known high-density community further upslope extended at least six kilometers down the ridge to where the dive was conducted. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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