Coral Conservation Similar Videos
2012 West Coast deep-sea coral research cruise
In 2012 NOAA and partners participated in a research cruise off the West Coast to explore and map deep-sea corals and sponges, associated fish and invertebrates, and document impacts from marine debris and bottom contact fishing gear.
Coral Forests of the Deep
Deep-sea corals provide habitats for a huge variety of organisms. These ecosystems are also important for commercial fish stocks. Yet for all their value, these reefs are at risk, due to trawling, ocean acidicification and other human activities.
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.