Vogt seamount could easily be called a coral wonderland. Biodiversity and coral abundance here was the highest observed during any other dive this cruise. Here, ROV <em>Deep Discoverer</em>  documents several large corals, some as wide as the vehicle! In several instances, the corals and sponges were so big, it was difficult to fit all of them into one shot.

Vogt seamount could easily be called a coral wonderland. Biodiversity and coral abundance here was the highest observed during any other dive this cruise. Here, ROV Deep Discoverer documents several large corals, some as wide as the vehicle! In several instances, the corals and sponges were so big, it was difficult to fit all of them into one shot. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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