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Innovation To Learn More About Alaska's Deep-Sea Corals and the Species that Live There Post #1

Innovation to Learn About Deep-Sea Coral Communities in the Gulf of Alaska

On June 14th the Alaska Coral and Sponge Initiative began the Gulf of Alaska Coral and Sponge Model Validation Survey in Homer, Alaska.
June 13, 2022 - Research ,
fish species swimming around deep-sea coral habitat in Glacier Bay AK Rockfish swimming around deep-sea coral habitat in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

2022 Gulf of Alaska Coral Settlement Plate Recovery and Deployment

In June 2022 we will surveying from Elfin Cove, Alaska on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game research vessel R/V Solstice. Researchers will proceed to Fairweather Ground to retrieve 4 ARMS plates placed in 2013 and deploy 5 new ARMS.
May 16, 2022 -

Mapped Coral Mortality and Refugia in an Archipelago-Scale Marine Heat Wave

We develop and apply an airborne coral mortality mapping approach to identify reef refugia in a major marine heat wave across the Hawaiian Islands.
May 02, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Multi-Year Effort To Observe Seafloor Habitats And Learn More About Deep-sea Corals And Sponges In Alaska

The four-year Alaska Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Initiative is part of an effort to improve our understanding of deep-sea coral communities and aid resource managers in developing and evaluating management options for these valuable habitats.
August 09, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Underwater photo of orange and white striped rockfish and sea urchins congregating around a large red tree coral on the seafloor. Rockfish and sea urchins congregate around a large red tree coral (Primnoa pacifica) in the Gulf of Alaska. Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries.