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Dive 10: Bamboozled

On September 16, while exploring Shostakovich Seamount at a depth of ~2,800 meters (9,190 feet), the team saw a dense community of huge bamboo coral, some of which were as wide and tall as the remotely operated vehicle. Based on the size of the corals, scientists estimate the corals could be hundreds of years old. This seamount is the oldest and most northern seamount to be surveyed during the expedition.

 

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

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