A notable cnidarian observed during Dive 14 of this expedition was a red-orange benthic “dandelion” siphonophore seen on the underside of a large basalt boulder.

A notable cnidarian observed during Dive 14 of this expedition was a red-orange benthic “dandelion” siphonophore seen on the underside of a large basalt boulder. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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