High-density coral community encountered as the ROV proceeded up the slope of a pinnacle feature located on the ridge crest.
Leg 3 Dive 05: Swordfish Seamount
Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana. Download image (jpg, 1.4 MB).

NOAAŹ»s Seirios camera sled images ROV Deep Discoverer shining its lights and cameras on a very dense community of large, presumably very old, colonies of bamboo coral (isididae) that were found on the ridge crest of Ellis Seamount.

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