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SHIMADA Deep-coral Cruise 2010 - Virtual Tours

Southwest Fisheries Science Center

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Status: Complete
Name: SHIMADA Deep-coral Cruise 2010 - Virtual Tours
Title: SHIMADA Deep-coral Cruise 2010 - Virtual Tours

Scientists from NOAA Fisheries Service's Benthic Resources Group and NOAA Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research participated in a six-day (November 1-6, 2010) research cruise aboard NOAA's newest Fisheries Survey Vessel (FSV), the Bell M. Shimada , to investigate deep-water sponges and corals between San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA. Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) surveys were conducted in Sur Canyon, south of Monterey Bay; on The Football, a bank north of San Francisco Bay; on Coquille Bank off the OR coast, and two sites within the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS).

Underwater video and high-resolution still photographs were collected using the Southwest Fisheries Science Center's Phantom ROV . Many of these photos have been made available here , and a video of our encounter with several Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) can be viewed here . `Fly-along' with the researchers in your browser by clicking on one of the five virtual tours below (Google Earth browser plug-in required). Toggle the boxes above the map to turn on/off the various features. Zoom in on the map and click on individual photos to see larger images and additional information. Or, download the KMZ file to view the tours externally using Google Earth.


Place Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NONE Pacific Ocean
NONE US West Coast EEZ

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NONE November 2010

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NONE benthic habitat
NONE deep-water coral

Physical Location

Organization: Southwest Fisheries Science Center
City: La Jolla
State/Province: CA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Type: Other
Maintenance Freq.: None planned
Data Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Source Media Type: online

Support Roles

Point of Contact

Date Effective From: 2010-12-01
Person: Stierhoff, Kevin L
Address Type: MAILING
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr
City: La Jolla
State/Prov.: CA
Zip: 92037
Country: USA
Phone: 858-546-7180
Fax: 858-546-5656
Organization: Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Organization Address: 8604 La Jolla Shores Dr.
Organization City: La Jolla
Organization State/Prov.: CA
Organization Zip: 92037
Organization Country: USA
Organization URL:
Organization Business Hours: 8:00-16:30
Contact Instructions: Contact via email

Geographic Area

Note: Bounding coordinates are in decimal degrees (positive North latitudes and East longitudes).
W° Bound: -125.5
E° Bound: -121.5
N° Bound: 48.2
S° Bound: 36
Geographic Area Description: US West Coast EEZ (<400m water depth) between Big Sur, CA and Cape Flattery, WA.

Time Frames

Time Frames

Start: 2010-11-03
End: 2010-11-09
Type: Range

Access & Security Information

Security Class: Unclassified


Description: SHIMADA Deep-coral Cruise 2010 - Virtual Tours

Catalog Details

Catalog ID: 11132
Created By: Kevin Stierhoff
Record Created: 2011-07-22 14:45:13
Record Last Modified: 2013-10-29 14:21:05
Record Published: 2011-07-27
Owner Org: SWFSC
Publication Status: Public
Metadata Workflow State: Published / External
Metadata Last Modification Date: 2011-07-27
Metadata Next Review Date: 2012-07-27
Linking Share Level: Public