This is the third year of a four year study to investigate the deep-water coral communities of the Gulf of Mexico.
This was the fourth cruise in a four-year project to discover and characterize deep-water coral communities in the Gulf of Mexico, to conduct a variety of experiments and analyses that will help us to predict where other communities will be found, and to understand why we find them where we do.Learn more
A carbonate rock outcropping with various corals and sponges on it. The fish that is featured is called Hoplostethus—a relative of the orange roughy. Further in the clip, a conger eel grabs one of the Hoplostethus.Learn more
Video footage of a sixgill shark, a species of deep water shark fairly common in the Gulf of Mexico.Learn more
This large rock outcropping is covered with gorgonian and scleractinian corals, including Lophelia, and home to a galatheid crab.Learn more