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DEEP SEARCH Leg 1 Highlights
Video courtesy of Ivan Hurzeler and DEEP SEARCH 2019 - BOEM, USGS, NOAA, ROV Jason, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Download larger version (mp4, 232 MB).

These are some of the highlights from our first four dives of DEEP SEARCH 2019. At Richardson Hills and Savannah Banks, we saw healthy Lophelia pertusa mounds as well as other stony corals like Enallopsammia and Solenosmilia. At Blake Deep, we observed a high diversity of black corals and bamboo corals, which are more commonly found at deeper depths (greater than 1,000 meters).

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