Manning Seamount Deep Coral Community

A variety of corals colonize the rocky surface of Manning Seamount, part of the New England Seamount Chain located in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This photo was taken on May 15, 2004, at a depth of 1,718 meters (5,636 feet) by the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Hercules. More about deep ocean exploration can be found in our Deep Ocean Exploration featured story.


Mountains in the Sea Research Group/NOAA/IFE