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Funnel to the Deep
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019. Download larger version (mp4, 44.3 MB).

On July 8, we explored Washington Canyon, located off the coast of Virginia within the Frank R. Lautenberg Deep-Sea Coral Protection Area. Canyons like this one in the mid-Atlantic link the shallower waters of the continental shelf to the deep sea, funneling sediment and organic carbon (food!) to deeper waters and creating potentially good habitat for a variety of animals...and indeed, we saw several of these animals during our dive!

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