2014 Nautilus Cruise (NA043)

E/V Nautilus. Photo courtesy of Ocean Exploration Trust.

Research vessel: E/V Nautilus
Dates: 6/22/2014 - 7/4/2014
Port: Gulfport, MS
Chief Scientist(s): Dr. Charles Fisher

Purpose of cruise: The team will focus on deep-sea corals, animals that live on and around them, and their response to the DWH oil spill.  To do so, they will re-image as many as possible of the same corals that they have followed over the last 4 years and collect samples for analyses of coral and microbe response to natural seepage. This cruise will utilize two premier Remotely Operated Vehicles to conduct research at the bottom of the Gulf: ROV Hercules and ROV Argus. Live feeds at www.nautiluslive.org

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