Project Title: NECSI Project 1: Surveys and exploration of deep-sea corals and sponge habitats in submarine canyons and slope areas off the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
Project Summary

During a 15-day cruise on 10-24 June 2013, the project team surveyed three major canyons (Ryan, Powell, and Munson), one minor canyon, and two intercanyon slope areas using the WHOI towed camera system TowCam.

In 2013, the project team also participated on the second half of an Okeanos Explorer expedition, from July 31 to August 16, to conduct 15 ROV surveys in five major canyons (Nygren, Heezen, Oceanographer, Lydonia, and Welker), one minor canyon, tow intercanyon sites, tow USGS target sites, and Mytilus Seamount.

During a 12-day (5-16 August 2014) cruise to the Mid-Atlantic canyons, the project team surveyed six major canyons (Washington, Accomac, Wilmington, Spencer, Lindenkohl and Carteret) and one minor canyon (Leonard) using the WHOI towed camera system TowCam.

In 2015, a final TowCam cruise completed this project by surveying the remaining major canyons in the region.

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Project Title: NECSI Project 1: Surveys and exploration of deep-sea corals and sponge habitats in submarine canyons and slope areas off the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
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Project Title: NECSI Project 1: Surveys and exploration of deep-sea corals and sponge habitats in submarine canyons and slope areas off the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
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