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Leg 3: Dive 7: S19 Submarine Site
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana. Download (mp4, 78.6 MB)

This dive visits the hull of the World War I submarine S-19 which now rests on the bottom at 414 m in the middle of a sand expanse. After service in World War I the vessel was no longer needed and was intentionally scuttled by the Navy in 1938 and now serves as a relatively new feature of hard bottom habitat (~75 yrs old) for deep corals to colonize. The hull, which is intact, provides a unique glimpse of a community of pioneer settlement in deep corals.