Gulf of Mexico 2012

Mission Summary

From March to April 2012, a team of scientists and technicians both at-sea and on shore conducted exploratory investigations on the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats and marine life in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The 56-day expedition was divided into three ‘legs’ and included operations in 1) DeSoto, Mississippi, and Green Canyon areas; 2) areas in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon site; and 3) the West Florida Escarpment.

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Video Highlights

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Highlights from the April 2 ROV Dive

Video footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV and camera platform during the April 2 ROV dive from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during the Gulf of Mexico Expedition 2012.

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Highlights from the April 26 ROV Dive

Video footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV and camera platform during the April 26 ROV dive from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during the Gulf of Mexico Expedition 2012.

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Highlights from the April 18 ROV Dive

Video footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV and camera platform during the April 18 ROV dive from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during the Gulf of Mexico Expedition 2012.

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