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2012 EXPEDITIONS
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Texas A&M Univeristy logoMarch 5, 2012
TAMUG, R/V MANTA
- Monitoring of the GERG windfarm.

Tubastraea on platform.March 24-27, 2012
Water Quality Cruise, R/V MANTA
- Collection and download of quarterly water quality data. Survey of HIA389A platform.

University of Texas Marine Science Institue signMay 19-26, 2012
UTMSI, R/V MANTA

 

A slipper lobster tucked into a coral reef with cardinalfish.May 29-June 1, 2012
Stetson LTM, R/V MANTA
- Long-term monitoring data collection at Stetson Bank.

Students boarding the R/V MANTA.June 8, 2012
NABS, R/V MANTA
- NABS Youth Educational Summit tour of Galveston Bay and water quality sampling.

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Texas A&M University logoJune 9-16, 2012
TAMU, R/V MANTA
- Data collection for Dr. DiMarco's work.

Divers replacing a metal pin on the reef.June 26-30, 2012
WFGB Refurbishment, R/V MANTA
- Refurbishment of the long-term monitoring study area at West Flower Garden Bank.

Part of the Hatteras shipwreck on the sea floor.July 17, 2012
USS Hatteras, R/V MANTA
- Preparation for shipwreck mapping in September.

Man releasing a sea turtle into the water from a boat.July 18-19, 2012
Buoy/Turtles/Glider, R/V MANTA
- Release of rehabilitated sea turtles for NOAA Fisheries and mooring buoy maintenance.

Barracuda hanging out under a boat.July 23-27, 2012
LTM, R/V MANTA
- Long-term monitoring data collection at East and West Flower Garden Banks.

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Person coiling an ROV cable on the deck of a ship.July 30-August 3, 2012
DFH 17, R/V MANTA
- ROV exploration of deep fish habitat at East and West Flower Garden Banks.

Diver watching coral spawn.August 7-11, 2012
Coral Spawning, R/V MANTA
- Mass coral spawning observations and data collection.

Texas A&M University logoAugust 14-19, 2012
TAMU, R/V MANTA


Coral spawn floating in a slick on the water's surface.September 3-7, 2012
CRCP Shallow Cruise, R/V MANTA
- Coral Reef Conservation Program benthic surveys and observations of the second mass coral spawning of the year.

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Part of an underwater shipwreck.September 10-11, 2012
USS Hatteras, R/V MANTA
- Vessel and dive support for 3D mapping of the USS Hatteras wreck near Galveston.

People preparing readying an ROV on the deck of a ship.September 19-23, 2012
PSBF II, R/V MANTA
- Exploration of Potentially Sensitive Biological Features at Rankin and 28 Fathom Banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

September 26-30, 2012
PSBF III, R/V MANTA
- Exploration of Potentially Sensitive Biological Features at Geyer and Bright Banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

October 22-26, 2012
CRCP Tech Part I, R/V MANTA

October 29-November 2, 2012
CRCP Tech Part II, R/V MANTA

Scuba diver working on equipment in a sandy area of a reef.November 8-10, 2012
Water Quality, R/V MANTA
- Collection of quarterly water samples and maintenance of water quality equipment.

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OTHER EXPEDITIONS
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2008 Expeditions

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