NOAA Ship <i>Okeanos Explorer</i> systematically explores the deep oceans of the world. A diver encounters a school of ulua aukea, or giant trevally. The <i>Hikianalia</i> (left) and <i>Searcher</i> (right) off Nihoa. ʻOpihi, a Hawaiian delicacy and culturally important species, are abundant along the shoreline of Nihoa. The deep water black coral <i>Leiopathes annosa</i> in the waters around Lanikai, Oʻahu. The deep water black coral <i>Leiopathes annosa</i> in the waters around Niʻihau. A monk seal lounges on the shore at Lisianski Island, where NOAA researchers set up a summer field camp.
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