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This beautiful underwater scene of a basalt rocks covered in sea stars, crinoids, brisingid sea stars, sponges, and corals was captured by the cameras mounted on the IFE ROV Hercules during a dive at Bear seamount. (Note: There is no audio for this video clip.)

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