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The Deep Sparse Reef is a cave system that can be found in the Sparse Reef biome.
The Deep Sparse Reef features numerous deep trenches and intertwining cave systems, which are populated by large groups of Shuttlebugs, Eye Stalks, and Tiger Plants, as well as a variety of materials such as Quartz, Lithium, and Ruby. Deep within the area is an entrance to the Blood Kelp Trench.
Lifepod 19 is also found in the trench, in which Second Officer Keen took refuge.
Large quantities of Limestone Outcrops can be found in the area.
An example of a combined Tiger Plant and Eye Stalk cluster
Cavernous passages in the area
The large trench in the Deep Sparse Reef
The trench, viewed from beneath
A view of the area around the trench containing Destroyed Lifepod 19
Two Spadefish Eggs in the Deep Sparse Reef
and other life forms in the Deep Sparse Reef
The main entrance to the caves
A view above the trench containing Destroyed Lifepod 19
Another more exposed entrance