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Dive 02: Deep-water Margarita Snail
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin. Download (mp4, 20.9 MB)

This snail, in the family Margaritidae, was observed moving quickly across the seafloor during the dive at a site unofficially dubbed "Te Tukunga o Fakahotu," just north of the Manihiki Plateau. The snail is using its foot to tumble along, likely as an escape mechanism.

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