Image of a high-density coral community encountered on the ridge crest of Swordfish Seamount at ~1000 meters depth. Located in the Geologists Seamounts group, this was the first ROV dive ever conducted on Swordfish Seamount.

Image of a high-density coral community encountered on the ridge crest of Swordfish Seamount at ~1,000 meters depth. Located in the Geologists Seamounts group, this was the first remotely operated vehicle dive ever conducted on Swordfish Seamount. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i

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