Research Cruise to Survey Deep Sea Corals, Sponges, and Fish Habitat Along the West Coast

On October 7, SWFSC researchers Tom Laidig and Diana Watters joined a team of scientists and engineers leaving Newport, Oregon for a month-long research cruise along the West Coast. The expedition, representing collective efforts of three federal agencies led by NOAA Fisheries, will 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.

Read the full article on the NOAA Fisheries website.

Contact: SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division, Habitat Ecology Team

(October 7, 2019)

Cruise information and map