Cordell Bank, Greater Farallones and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuaries harbor diverse communities of deep-water fish, corals and sponges. Corals and sponges associated with groundfish habitat face many threats, including ... Read More
Deep-sea coral species inside the PMNM. Photographs shows a gold coral tree (background) with a small pink coral (foreground). Credit: Amy Baco-Taylor and NOAA OER. We will develop predictive spatial ... Read More
The Pacific Outer Continental Shelf includes 250 million acres off California, Oregon, and Washington, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) oversees the responsible development of energy and mineral ... Read More
The high acidity and high dissolved inorganic carbon of the California Current ecosystem make it a natural laboratory to study the effects of ocean acidification and ocean warming on deep-sea ... Read More
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