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Battle for Survival

An octocoral and zooanthids compete for space, in a battle to survive in the deep ocean. Seen during Dive 04 to explore along Johnston Atoll at a depth of 600 meters (~1,970 feet).

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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