The deep-sea corals on Vogt Seamount were amazing! This seamount hosted the most diverse and dense community of deep-sea coral and sponges of the entire cruise. In this image alone, there are over 12 individual colonies, some of which are quite large!

The deep-sea corals on Vogt Seamount were amazing! This seamount hosted the most diverse and dense community of deep-sea coral and sponges of the entire cruise. In this image alone, there are over 12 individual colonies, some of which are quite large! Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

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