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Researchers Make New Discoveries in the Monument – Video

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Deep reef fishes at 270 feet, Pearl and Hermes Atoll. What is remarkable about fish communities at this depth is that over 90% of the fishes are Hawaiian endemics, or species that are only found in Hawaiʻi. This is the highest level of endemism known from any marine ecosystem on earth. Credit: NOAA and Robert Whitton/Bishop Museum