A variety of seafloor habitats will be explored  during the expedition including submarine canyons, salt domes, gas seeps,  shipwrecks and deep sea coral habitats. These brittle stars living on  paramuricid corals were seen during the 2012 Gulf of Mexico expedition.

A variety of seafloor habitats will be explored during the expedition including submarine canyons, salt domes, gas seeps, shipwrecks and deep sea coral habitats. These brittle stars living on paramuricid corals were seen during the 2012 Gulf of Mexico expedition. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

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Exploration of the Gulf of Mexico 2014

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