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Hope Spot - Atlantis Bank: protect the Indian Ridge

About Hope Spot - Atlantis Bank: protect the Indian Ridge
This tectonic seamount on the southwest Indian Ridge is home to significant populations of pelagic armorhead (by far the largest population known in the area), as well as populations of large octocorals and sponges including the Venus basket sponge. Numerous shark species swim around the Atlantis Bank’s large, flat-topped seamount, which is located in subtropical waters in contrast to the Coral Seamount that lies in sub-Antarctic waters. New species of commensal shrimp (Spongiocaris n.sp.) have also been discovered here.
About Mission Blue
Mission Blue is an initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance to ignite public support for the protection of Hope Spots through the creation of a global network of marine protected areas to safeguard 20% of the ocean by 2020.