We have only just begun to understand the deep sea and there are many more hidden treasures still out there. During this expedition, scientists explored Vogt Seamount and found an incredible diversity and high density of deep-sea corals. In this image alone, there are over seven types of corals, with some of the larger corals measuring over a meter.

We have only just begun to understand the deep sea and there are many more hidden treasures still out there. During this expedition, scientists explored Vogt Seamount and found an incredible diversity and high density of deep-sea corals. In this image alone, there are over seven types of corals, with some of the larger corals measuring over a meter. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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