Coral Conservation Similar Videos
2013 Okeanos Explorer NE Canyons Coral Expedition
In 2013 the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer used an ROV to conduct visual surveys in canyons and a seamount off the Northeastern US seaboard. 31 ROV dives from 490 to 3,300 meters (1,608 to 10,827 feet) were completed.
Habitat Exploration: Deep-Sea Corals
More than 70 underwater canyons exist off the northeastern coast of the US, some more than three miles deep. In this video, journey to the deep and discover new species of deep-sea coral and more through the eye of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
Staghorn and elkhorn coral, which are the building blocks of reefs in the Caribbean and Florida Keys, have become threatened species. NOAA and its partners started a coral restoration effort to transplant and restore thousands of coral colonies.