Due to the challenges of working in the deep sea, we don’t often have the opportunity to observe life history events. These two sea elephants were spotted on during our second full day of water column exploration. Our science team was unsure whether this pair was mating, or if we were witnessing one predating upon the other, or something else entirely.

Due to the challenges of working in the deep sea, we don’t often have the opportunity to observe life history events. These two sea elephants were spotted on during our second full day of water column exploration. Our science team was unsure whether this pair was mating, or if we were witnessing one predating upon the other, or something else entirely. Image courtesy NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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