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Living in the Dark: Expedition in Search of Deep-sea Corals (video)

Published on: 10/17/2017
Research Area(s): Marine Spatial Ecology / Coral
Primary Contact(s): peter.etnoyer@noaa.gov


This past August, NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science led an 18-day expedition aboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster to explore deep-sea coral ecosystems off the Southeast U.S. The research team mapped, surveyed, and sampled deep-sea coral ecosystems in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic Bight. Supported by NOAA's Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, the expedition focused on priority management areas identified by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. The footage above was collected during Leg 1 of the expedition.

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