Deep Search 2018: DEEP Sea Exploration to Advance Research on Coral/Canyon/Cold Seep Habitats

Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV) ALVINFrom August 19 to September 2, 2018, FSUCML's Dr. Sandra Brooke is part of a research expedition  sailing on the R/V Atlantis (Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.) with the submersible ALVIN. The cruise is led by Erik Cordes (Temple University) and includes participants from several universities, the US Geological Survey, NOAA and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management as well as media representatives. The cruise will collect critical baseline data on deep-water coral, canyons and cold seep habitats  offshore the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern US, to inform management and conservation of these sensitive deep-water ecosystems. At the link below, follow this expedition with daily mission logs and amazing pictures taken from ALVIN’s eyes on the  seafloor.

Read the Full Article