Project Title: Southern California Bight and Channel Islands
Project Summary

Research cruises include: 

2010

NOAA Ship MacArthur II

ROV and AUV surveys of Piggy Bank.  

PI: M. Yoklavich & M.E. Clarke

2010

F/V Velero

Submersible surveys of Christmas tree black coral habitats in Channel Islands

PI: M. Yoklavich

2013

NOAA Ship Shearwater

ROV Surveys for deep-sea coral habitats in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. 

PI: S. Katz

Anticipated Management Application(s)  None Defined
Location(s):
  •  None Defined.
Point of Contact:
  •  None Defined.
Office of the Point of Contact:
  •  None Defined.
A Christmas tree coral observed on the 2010 research cruise at the Footprint, an offshore deep bank off Southern California
Project Title: Southern California Bight and Channel Islands
Methods/Approach  None Defined
Project Results and Management Outcomes

The 2010 Piggy Bank cruise resulted in a site characterization report from the AUV with dive summaries and a site characterization report from the ROV with dive summaries.

The 2010 Christmas tree coral cruise in Channel Islands resulted in a site characterization report with dive summaries.

The 2013 ROV cruise in the Channel Islands resulted in a cruise report and addendum report.


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A Christmas tree coral observed on the 2010 research cruise at the Footprint, an offshore deep bank off Southern California