Location: Gulf of Mexico
Date: December 2017
Ship: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
I co-led this expedition to collect baseline information in unknown and poorly-known areas in the Gulf of Mexico using the ROV Deep Discoverer to aid management decisions. ROV surveys were conducted from 300 m to 2,321 m, and dive sites included precious-coral and bottomfish fishery habitats, asphalt and methane seeps, brine pools, and mud volcanoes. You can find more information on the Okeanos Explorer EX1712 expedition website.