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Dive 02: Wall of Life

During Dive 02 of the expedition, after traversing an area with a lot of sediment and not a lot of life, the team came upon this canyon wall covered with glass sponges belonging to the family Euplectellidae, as well as many large coral colonies.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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