Item Identification

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

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.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None benthic habitat
None deep-water coral
None ROV

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None November 2010

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Pacific Ocean
None US West Coast EEZ

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Type: Other
Maintenance Frequency: 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
Date Effective To: Present
Person: Kevin L Stierhoff
Address (Physical): 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
Email Address:
Phone Number: 858-546-7180
Fax: 858-546-5656
Organization: Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC)
Organization Address: 8604 La Jolla Shores Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Organization Phone: (858)546-7000
Organization URL:
Organization Business Hours: 8:00-16:30
Contact Instructions:

Contact via email


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

W° Bound: -125.5
E° Bound: -121.5
N° Bound: 48.2
S° Bound: 36.0

US West Coast EEZ (<400m water depth) between Big Sur, CA and Cape Flattery, WA.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

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

Access Info

Security Class: Unclassified




SHIMADA Deep-coral Cruise 2010 - Virtual Tours

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 11132
Metadata Record Created By: Kevin L Stierhoff
Metadata Record Created: 2011-07-22 14:45+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2013-10-29 14:21+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2011-07-27
Owner Org: SWFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2012-07-27
Linking Share Level: Across the InPort Catalog