Finding Coral: The Race to Save Deepsea Coral

Latest update June 18, 2018 Started on June 30, 2017
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Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE) is launching an expedition to map and document deep sea corals off the California coast

June 30, 2017
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Debriefing

The OpenROV Trident and MARE's ROV Beagle getting to know each other in the Santa Barbara Channel Islands.

The MARE team just returned from Santa Barbara Channel Islands where we documented never before deep-sea corals while aboard a NOAA research ship. Deploying our remotely operated submarine, we collected important information about the location and abundance of these fragile species, allowing for improved protection measures to be implemented.