The coral community at Shostakovich Seamount was different than the ones observed on other dives. Bamboo corals were the most abundant large coral species present, all of the colonies observed were roughly the same size. Our science team thinks that this could indicate that the colonies are all the same age and potentially from the same spawning event.

The coral community at Shostakovich Seamount was different than the ones observed on other dives. Bamboo corals were the most abundant large coral species present, all of the colonies observed were roughly the same size. Our science team thinks that this could indicate that the colonies are all the same age and potentially from the same spawning event. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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