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Dive 07: Dense, Diverse, and Hungry

On September 13, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Deep Discoverer reached the seafloor at 2,200 meters (1.4 miles) depth on Debussy Seamount and was surrounded by a dense coral and sponge community as far as the camera could see. During the dive, scientists were able to make observations about the behaviors of various organisms that could only be achieved via live exploration with an ROV.

 

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

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