Arakane Bank is located approximately 325 km west-northwest of Saipan in the West Mariana Arc. On NOAA's Nautical Chart 81004, it is identified by a single sounding of 5 fm (9 m). It is smaller than indicated on the chart and its true center is approximately 1 km southeast of the center of the charted bank. It was mapped in September 2003 using single-beam sonar and an underwater video camera during the NOAA MARAMP cruise. Encrusting and fleshy algae, hard and soft corals, and sand were seen on hard substrate ridges.
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Resource Description: Digital video images that are geo-referenced to navigation files.