Basket stars, like this one from the family Gorgonocephalidae, are a type of brittle star. This beauty was seen among several soft coral (Anthomastus sp.) colonies at a depth of about 470 meters (1,542 feet) on a pinnacle feature on the southwest coast of the Hawaiian island of Ni‘ihau during the 2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring the Deep Waters off Hawai‘i expedition.

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September

For each month in 2021, we are posting a wallpaper calendar along with historic and NOAA Ocean Exploration-relevant exploration highlights from that month from years past.

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Celebrating 20 Years of NOAA Ocean Exploration

Celebrating 20 Years of NOAA Ocean Exploration

It’s not unusual to find a new species, observe a surprising behavior, or see animals in unexpected places or quantities. We’ve highlighted just a few NOAA Ocean Exploration-supported discoveries here.

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www.DeepOceanEducation.org

The Deep Ocean Education Project website makes learning about the deep-sea accessible to all.

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