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Dive 03: Beethoven Ridge

Beethoven's Choral Fantasy refers to "flowers which eternally bloom." After exploring Beethoven Ridge at a depth of 2,525 meters (8,280 feet), scientists are thinking that this line could well be referring to beautiful Anthomastus corals seen during the dive. A variety of life was seen during the dive, from corals and sponges to crinoids and sea stars, all among a variety of geological landforms.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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