Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park: March 17 – 30, 2016
From March 17-30, a University of Maine-led team conducted the first-ever deep-water exploration of Glacier Bay National Park using both diver-based surveys and a remotely operated vehicle.
During the expedition, scientists found an abundance of cold-water corals and associated organisms that use these corals as habitat, from the very bottom to the top of the submerged portion of the fjords. Prior to this exploration, little was known about ecosystems in the depths of the fjord and records of corals were sparse. This video features highlights from the expedition.
Learn more about findings from the expedition: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/about/what-we-do/oer-updates/2016/gbnp-expedition-041816.html
By: Ocean Explorer.