Coral and Associates of the Deep Ocean Seamounts
What lives amongst the lush coral communities of the Anegada Seamounts? Decapods, brittle stars, fish, and much more.
Within the Caribbean region, numerous unexplored seamounts punctuate the seafloor holding records of geologic, biologic and oceanographic processes over different time-scales. Seamounts are topographically and oceanographically complex with environmental characteristics that vary greatly and have often been suggested to be biodiversity hotspots, however, many of these hypotheses are only beginning to be explored in detail.