1. Habitat Exploration: Deep-Sea Corals

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    More than 70 underwater canyons exist off the northeastern coast of the US, some more than three miles deep. In this video, journey to the deep and discover new species of deep-sea coral and more through the eye of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

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    • Deep-sea corals of Isla Roatan (HD)

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      You are 600 meters deep in a yellow submarine called 'Idabel', looking at a volcanic seafloor off Isla Roatan in Bay Islands, Honduras. The landscape consists of large deep-sea corals and sponges with numerous associated species of fishes, crabs, and seastars. NOAA's DeepCAST Expeditions 2010-2012 documented hundreds of coral and sponge colonies in many different species, some of which were very large and presumedly very old, on the order of decades to centuries. *DeepCAST = Deep Coral and Associated Species Taxonomy and Ecology

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