Authors: Danielle Lipski, Jennifer Bright, Steve Katz.

Abstract: This document is a site characterization report of the area offshore of Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands. In this report we present summaries, by dive, of the diversity of corals, sponges, fishes and associated habitats observed during seven ROV dives off the Okeanos Explorer in 2011. We also present profiles of sea temperature and salinity reported by depth for each dive. We have included habitats, corals, sponges, fishes and other invertebrates observed. A table delineating observed size for corals and sponges follows these categories for each dive. Included in the report are observations of associations between organisms. Selected images have been incorporated in the report for further clarification. 

This is a deliverable of DSCRTP-funded project number FY12-04.

  • Technical Report
Type: DSCRTP Supported Date: 2012
  • Pacific Council
  • Channel Islands