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Dive 9: Ctenophore

This beautiful ctenophore was seen in the water column while exploring Vailulu'u seamount. Rows of cilia moving in waves refract light to create rainbow-like patterns as the animal moves through the water.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 American Samoa.

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