Researchers to Survey Deep-Sea Environs Along the West Coast; Establish Seafloor/Habitat Baselines
This is what you call a literal deep dive.
A team of scientists and engineers left Newport, Ore., this week for a month-long research cruise along the West Coast. NMFS is leading the expedition that includes three different agencies to dive deep to explore corals, sponges, and fish habitat on the ocean floor. A live video feed will allow anyone to follow along with the expedition.
Among the most unique deep-sea habitats are the communities of corals and sponges. Recent scientific expeditions have...
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