Exploration of the Gulf of Mexico 2014

Mission Overview

From April 10 to May 1, 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 Gulf of Mexico. This was the third leg of a 59-day expedition focused on acquiring data on priority exploration areas identified by the ocean management and science communities.

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Video Highlights

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Dumbo Octopus

This dumbo octopus displayed a body posture never before observed.

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Dive 09: Bryant Canyon

Highlights video from Dive 09 in Bryant Canyon Shallow.

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Sea Cucumber

Throughout the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Expedition, sea cucumbers were one of the most abundant species encountered.

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