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DISCOVRE - Diversity, Systematics and Connectivity of Vulnerable Reef Ecosystems Project:

Microbial Ecology of Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystems

Field Activities

Aug. 21 - 28, 2013 - Recover settling plate experiment on benthic landers from Norfolk Canyon.

April 30 - May 29, 2013 - Collected biological samples of deep sea corals and benthic sediments, recovered settling plates from previously deployed experiment on benthic landers. Visited Baltimore and Norfolk Canyons.

Aug. 15 - Sept. 15, 2012 - Collected biological samples of deep sea corals and benthic sediments, deployed settling plate arrays at Baltimore and Norfolk Canyons.

The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) JASON is lowered over the side of the R/V Ronald H. Brown using a crane.
The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) JASON is lowered over the side of the R/V Ronald H. Brown using a crane. This robot is tethered to the ship and can remain underwater for up to 24 hours to collect images and samples. Photo credit: Christina Kellogg/USGS. [larger version]

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