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Dive 05: Deep-sea Scale Worm
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana. Download larger version (mp4, 23.3 MB).

While exploring the north ridge of a guyot-like feature at 2,170 meters (~7,120 feet) depth, scientists were surprised to see this scale worm, which measured nearly 10 centimeters (four inches) long, as they had not seen a scale worm this large in such shallow water.

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