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2010 EXPEDITIONS
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Colored map showing baythymetry of Southern Bank in Gulf of Mexico.  The shallowest sections are in red.May 17-21, 2010
ROV Surveys (DFH14), R/V MANTA
- ROV exploration and acoustic work at East and West Flower Garden Banks to assess habitat and fish communities in preparation for a proposed research area

cancelledJune-July 2010
Mechanical difficulties with the R/V MANTA kept us off the water. No alternate vessels were available due to oil spill response.

Diver scooping up a small amount of sand from the sea floor.July 30-31, 2010
NRDA Cruise #1, R/V MANTA
- Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) activities

Man using a pole to move an instrument rack suspended from a cable off the back of a boat.August 2-7, 2010
Dead Zone Research, R/V MANTA
- Dr. Steve DiMarco, Texas A&M Galveston

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Three men standing together in front of an orange sunset.August 8-12, 2010
2010 Stetson Bank Long-Term Monitoring, R/V MANTA
- Annual long-term monitoring efforts

Diver taking a photo at a designated spot along a transect tape on the reefAugust 15-19, 2010
2010 East and West Flower Garden Banks Long-Term Monitoring, R/V MANTA
- Annual long-term monitoring efforts

Diver with clipboard taking note of bottom habitat using a grid laid on the seafloorAugust 22-26, 2010
NRDA Cruise #2, R/V MANTA
- Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) activities

Small white bundles rising from a coral head.August 29-September 1, 2010
Coral Spawning, R/V MANTA
- Annual observance of mass coral spawning event and other coral research

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Group photo of researchers involved in benthic and fish surveys in the sanctuarySeptember 7-13, 2010
Benthic & Fish Surveys, R/V MANTA
- Additional assessment of benthic habitat and fish communities in preparation for a proposed research area

Sea turtle diving down from surface of waterOctober 8-9, 2010
NRDA Cruise #3a, R/V MANTA
- Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) activities

Divers attaching items to a submerged buoy line.October 11-12, 2010
NRDA Cruise #3b, R/V MANTA
- Completion of long-term monitoring activities at West Flower Garden Bank. Initial efforts in August were hampered by weather and sea conditions.

Bright orange sponges on the sea floorDecember 3-4, 2010
NRDA Cruise #4, R/V MANTA
- Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) activities

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OTHER EXPEDITIONS
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Orange, branching gorgonian (soft coral) anchored in a bed of sponges and other sea life.
   
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