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Reef corals growing at three fathoms on a rocky pinnacle known as Falcon Bank, this area had more luxuriant growth compared to Alexa Bank even though this area was a volcanic island several hundred feet above water just 20 years before this photo was taken. The photo was taken during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953), which was the first Scripps expedition to use scuba divers to explore the Pacific. 1952.

Reef corals growing at three fathoms on a rocky pinnacle known as Falcon Bank, this area had more luxuriant growth compare...