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LopheliaII2012: Coral Research on Oil Rigs in the Gulf of Mexico on TDI-Brooks Vessel Brooks McCall between 2012-07-12 and 2012-07-24

The final year of a multi-year effort to study Lophelia coral
communities in the Gulf of Mexico is occurring on the TDI-Brooks research
vessel, Brooks McCall, between July 12 and July 24, 2012. The mission Lophelia
II 2012 will generate approximately 10 terabytes of high-definition video from
the KRAKEN ROV. Surveys of coral density and depth distribution, fish counts
surveys, and measurements of coral colonies for growth rate calculations will be
conducted. Water samples, push cores, and coral specimens will be

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