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Happy Healthy Colonies
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019. Download larger version (mp4, 87.6 MB).

This video, collected during Dive 3 of the expedition, highlights the bamboo corals seen along the Stetson Mesa South Scarp. Bamboo corals are members of the group called octocorals, meaning they have polyps with eight tentacles. A close up the corals shows particles in the water column that the corals are potentially feeding on.

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