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Field Project SE fieldwork 16-19 08
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Windows to the Deep 2018: Exploration of the Southeast U.S. Continental Margin
Located in Fieldwork Studies / SE fieldwork FY16-19
Field Project SE fieldwork FY16-19 11
NOAA Ship Pisces expedition to Southeast MPAs
Located in Fieldwork Studies / SE fieldwork FY16-19
Regional Field Initiative SE fieldwork FY16-19
Southeast Deep Coral Initiative (SEDCI): exploring deep-sea coral ecosystems off the Southeast U.S.
Located in Fieldwork Studies
Stetson Banks
This dive transected a large portion of off-mound habitat and some on-mound habitat in the end. The low profile, off mound habitat had less than 10% live Lophelia pertusa coverage. A few species were seen in the off-mound area. The most common fish species was Laemonema barbatulum, and the most common invertebrate was Plumarella sp. (both on- and off-mound). Urchins and anemones were common. Galatheids were not present off-mound. In the last 30 minutes of the dive, the sub transected the top of a mound where L.pertusa was of higher relief and a greater percentage was alive (>25%). Galatheid crabs, brissingid sea stars, and sponges were common on top of the mound. Other fish species observed included Conger oceanicus, Nezumia spp., Beryx decadactylus, and a few scorpaenids. Sessile invertebrates observed included barrel sponges, glass sponges, Madrepora oculata, and a few gorgonians.
Located in Habitat Reports
Savannah Banks
Very few fish were observed on this dive and were represented by very few individuals. The most common fish was Laemonema melanurum in all habitats observed. A few Nezumia spp. and squalid sharks were observed on mound. Fenestraja plutonia was observed on the soft substrate rubble mix. In the soft substrate rubble mix Phykalleia spp. was abundant in patches. Mound substrate of rock ledge and rubble was covered with abundant mixed fauna. Hard corals were represented by individuals of Lophelia pertusa, Madrepora oculata, Enallopsammia profunda, and numerous cup corals. Gorgonians were abundant but too small to be properly identified.
Located in Habitat Reports
Field Project SE fieldwork FY16-19 SP11
Small Project: Iceberg Scours on the Continental Slope of the Southeast U.S.: Habitat for Deep-Sea Corals and Associated Fishes
Located in Fieldwork Studies / SE fieldwork FY16-19
Field Project SE fieldwork FY16-19 SP01
Small Project: Photographic guide of species associated with deep-sea coral and sponge ecosystems
Located in Fieldwork Studies / SE fieldwork FY16-19
Field Project SE fieldwork FY16-19 SP02
Small Project: Geodatabase of past deep-sea explorations and marine managed areas
Located in Fieldwork Studies / SE fieldwork FY16-19