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Dive 5: A Peek at Polyps

Many of the deep corals that we see, including octocorals and some hexacorals, are made up of colonies of individual polyps that work together to survive. This video offers a look at some of the colonial coral polyps that we encountered while exploring Polo Seamount on March 13, 2017.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.

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Daily Updates, March 13

Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs

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