As a scientist on a research cruise, you do not always find what you are looking for. To accomplish the research goals put forth for this scientific mission (population gene flow) we had to change our target species. Due to an abundance of anemones in these canyons, and the lack of bamboo coral, we chose to collect and study them for this mission.

As a scientist on a research cruise, you do not always find what you are looking for. To accomplish the research goals put forth for this scientific mission (population gene flow) we had to change our target species. Due to an abundance of anemones in these canyons, and the lack of bamboo coral, we chose to collect and study anemones for this mission. Image courtesy of the Deepwater Canyons 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

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Deepwater Canyons 2012: September 30 Log

Deepwater Canyons 2012: Pathways to the Abyss

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