DEEP SEARCH 2019: DEEP Sea Exploration to Advance Research on Coral/Canyon/Cold seep Habitats

Mission Overview

From April 9 to 30, 2019, NOAA and partners at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the U.S. Geological Survey will conduct a research expedition on NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown to collect critical baseline information about deepwater habitats offshore the U.S. Mid- and South Atlantic coasts.

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Video Highlights

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DEEP SEARCH Leg 1 Highlights

These are some of the highlights from our first four dives of DEEP SEARCH 2019.

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Crab Defending Bait

A crab wards off a hagfish from the bait in this video taken during the lander’s test deployment.

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Eel Attacking Hagfish

A cutthroat eel, Synaphobranchus sp., attacks a hagfish attached to the bait.

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