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ImageThe California sea pen (Pennatula (phosphorea) californica) in the fine sediment at approximately 1280 meters deep in Monterey Bay. In 2004, the ship Med Taipei, lost 15 shipping containers just outside of Monterey Bay. Later that same year, MBARI discovered one of these containers resting on the seafloor at 1280 meters below the surface. From March 8-10, 2011, MBNMS and MBARI scientists revisited this shipping container to document its condition and collect sediment cores and organisms for further study.


California sea pen (Pennatula (phosphorea) californica)

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Monterey Bay

Date taken:

March, 09 2011

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      Latitude: 36.694416    Longitude: -122.298962

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