Black corals, like this Bathypathes, were not seen in the sedimented area where the dive began, but became more common as Deep Discoverer explored the more rocky ridge and crest.

Black corals, like this Bathypathes, were not seen in the sedimented area where the dive began, but became more common as Deep Discoverer explored the more rocky ridge and crest. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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