Project Title: Gulf of the Farallones
Project Summary

Research cruises include: 

2011

NOAA ship Fulmar

Multibeam survey of potential deep-sea coral habitats on Rittenburg Bank and Farallon Escarpment in Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

 

2012

NOAA Ship Fulmar

Fine-scale survey of Rittenburg and Cochran Banks in Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. 

PI: J. Roletto

Anticipated Management Application(s)  None Defined
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Black coral (Antipathes sp.) with a rosy rockfish in it, on "Cochrane Bank" -95 meters (-312 feet) depth, 9.5°C (49° F). This coral is 2 meters across and suspected to be at least 100 years old. The coral had many crabs and juvenile fish living in it. The stems/skeletons of black corals are black, but the living tissue is usually orange or white.
Project Title: Gulf of the Farallones
Methods/Approach  None Defined
Project Results and Management Outcomes

The 2012 ROV cruise on the Fulmar resulted in a site characterization report.


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Black coral (Antipathes sp.) with a rosy rockfish in it, on "Cochrane Bank" -95 meters (-312 feet) depth, 9.5°C (49° F). This coral is 2 meters across and suspected to be at least 100 years old. The coral had many crabs and juvenile fish living in it. The stems/skeletons of black corals are black, but the living tissue is usually orange or white.