One of the spectacular sessile communities spotted during the dive. These were mostly comprised of octocorals, black corals, and sponges.

One of the spectacular sessile communities spotted during the dive. These were mostly comprised of octocorals, black corals, and sponges. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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