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Dive 15: North Maro Ridge

During Dive 15 of the expedition, scientists explored along a ridge located north of Maro Reef to survey a completely unexplored area for corals and sponges, providing more information on whether high-density communities can be found on ridge topography and that the orientation of the ridge is important. 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.



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