Animated flyover of a Cape Lookout deep coral study site with data from several previous submersible tracks. This three dimensional animation was created in a Geographic Information System using depth data from ship and submersible soundings and submersible track locations. The colored dots represent different general types of habitats classified from the video recorded over the sub track. The view starts at the bottom of a coral mound and climbs up the slope to the top of the mound where most of the corals are located. Image courtesy of Ross et al., NOAA-OE, HBOI.

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