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Deepwater Wonders of Wake
Interesting depressions in rock surface - manganese covered reef surface?? orvery smooth depressions in volcanic rock surface?
A rugged slope with angular cobbles. A primnoid coral - possibly Narella sp. -is the only apparent life in this view.
Recovering Deep Discoverer on a glassy smooth day.
Deep Discoverer manipulator arm placing a red octocoral in the sample box.
Deep Discoverer manipulator arm placing a bamboo coral with hungrystarfish in sample basket.
Deep Discoverer manipulator arm placing a sponge in the sample basket.
Deep Discoverer manipulator arm attempting to capture a brisingid starfish thatkeeps shedding its arms as a defense mechanism.
Deep Discoverer manipulator arm placing the remains of a brisingid starfish inthe sample basket. The arms of the starfish that were shed in the processare seen on the seafloor below.
Deep Discoverer manipulator arm obtaining a cobble-sized angular rock sample.
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