This high-density coral community, with several large basket stars, was documented at the start of Dive 3. At least 50 coral colonies can be seen in this single image.

This high-density coral community, with several large basket stars, was documented at the start of Dive 3. At least 50 coral colonies can be seen in this single image. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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