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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1936

Corals and sponges were very abundant and diverse on the seamounts. This garden-like scene is at 1,800 meters depth. Some of the sponges, like the one in the center-right of the image were enormous and grew to at least 3-meters tall.

Image ID: expl1936, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands
Photo Date: 2003 September
Credit: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Expedition 2003

Category: Ocean exploration/

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