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Leg 3: Dive 5: Swordfish Seamount
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana. Download (mp4, 53.1 MB)

This was the first dive ever conducted on Swordfish Seamount located in the Geologist Seamounts group. Discovery of high density communities at this dive site will provide valuable information to NOAA’s Deep Sea Coral and Technology Program (DSCTP). The dive plan was to survey the upper crest at a depth of approximately 1000m, which is within the Hawaii’s oxygen minimum zone (OMZ).