Deepwater Canyons 2012: Pathways to the Abyss on NOAA Ship Nancy Foster between 20120815 and 20121001

Metadata Updated: November 18, 2018

The Mid-Atlantic Deep-Water Canyons project is co-funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (which provides ships and ROVs for research cruises). The project is managed by Continental Shelf Associates, and includes scientific partners from several academic institutions and the US Geological Survey (USGS). The project will focus on the exploration and characterization of hard bottom communities (particularly deep-water corals), soft-bottom communities and shipwreck sites in canyons off Virginia and Maryland. Selected shipwreck sites will be studied to determine their historical significance and their function as artificial habitat for canyon fauna. The biology and ecology of these canyons is poorly described, and they harbor significant unexplored historical artifacts. Our study will provide valuable information to regulatory agencies on distribution of sensitive areas within the canyons, as well as contributing scientific information on these ecologically important ecosystems.

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Metadata Date 2010
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 18, 2018
Reference Date(s) 2011-08 (creation)
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Resource Type Collectionsession
Metadata Date 2010
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 18, 2018
Reference Date(s) 2011-08 (creation)
Responsible Party University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Principal Investigator); (Principal Investigator); Oregon Inst Marine Biology (Principal Investigator)
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Temporal Extent Begin 2012-08-15
Temporal Extent End 2012-10-01

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