Some of the corals and sponges on Vogt Seamount were very large, indicating a healthy and stable community. Here, ROV <em>Deep Discoverer</em> images a sponge that was over a meter across. This was only one of several organisms seen throughout the dive that were this size.

Some of the corals and sponges on Vogt Seamount were very large, indicating a healthy and stable community. Here, ROV Deep Discoverer images a sponge that was over a meter across. This was only one of several organisms seen throughout the dive that were this size. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

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