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2013 EXPEDITION SCHEDULE
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Piece of equipment attached to a computer to download data.March 6-7, 2013
Water Quality, R/V MANTA
- Maintenance of water quality instruments, collection of water samples

Bathymetric map of Alderdice BankApril 22-25, 2013
PSBF IV , R/V MANTA
- Exploration of Potentially Sensitive Biological Features at Alderdice and Rezak Banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Bathymetric map of Sonnier BankApril 29-May 3, 2013
PSBF V, R/V MANTA
- Exploration of Potentially Sensitive Biological Features at Bouma and Sonnier Banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

R/V MANTA jet propMay 6-9, 2013
Yard Maintenance, R/V MANTA
- Removal of encrusting organisms from hull and jets.

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Marissa with TAMUG studentMay 14-15, 2013
Water Quality, R/V MANTA
- Maintenance of water quality instruments, collection of water samples, and installation of new mooring buoys.

Bright yellow towfish on deck of boatMay 20-24, 2013
UT Geology Class, R/V MANTA
- Collection of sub-bottom profiling data near Galveston.

Bathymetric map of McGrail BankJune 3-6, 2013
PSBF VI, R/V MANTA
- Exploration of Potentially Sensitive Biological Features at Elvers and McGrail Banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Bathymetric map of Sidner and Rezak banksJune 10-14, 2013
PSBF VII, R/V MANTA
- Exploration of Potentially Sensitive Biological Features at Sidner and Parker Banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Person lowering CTD into the water from a boatJune 19-25, 2013
TAMUG (DiMarco), R/V MANTA
- Data collection to estimate the distribution of dissolved oxygen concentration and hydrographic properties.

Peopl in water positioning glider for deployment.June 28, 2013
TAMU, R/V MANTA
- Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), Department of Oceanography, and Texas A&M Galveston testing of new Slocum gliders.

Sea nettleJuly 1-2, 2013
Lateral Reconnaisance, R/V MANTA
- Evaluation of potential sites for lateral growth coral monitoring stations.

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Man releasing a sea turtle from the back of a boatJuly 9-12, 2013
SB LTM, R/V MANTA
- Collection of long-term monitoring data at Stetson Bank.

MOCNESS being assembled on workshop floorJuly 16-19, 2013
TAMUG (Rooker), R/V MANTA
- Testing of new MOCNESS (Multiple Opening and Closing Net with an Environmental Sensing System).

July 23-26, 2013
Lateral Refurbishment, R/V MANTA
- Refurbishing lateral growth coral monitoring stations.

A group of people gathered around a large camera array on the deck of a boatJuly 31-August 1, 2013
NOAA Fisheries, R/V MANTA
- Recovery of a large camera array lost during previous operations off another vessel.

Person lowering a CTD into the water from a boatAugust 3-10, 2013
TAMUG (DiMarco), R/V MANTA
- Data collection to estimate the distribution of dissolved oxygen concentration and hydrographic properties.

Diver holding t-frame camera setup on reefAugust 12-16, 2013
EFGB LTM, R/V MANTA
- Collection of long-term monitoring data at East Flower Garden Bank.

Diver photographing the reefAugust 19-23, 2013
WFGB LTM, R/V MANTA
- Collection of long-term monitoring data at West Flower Garden Bank.

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Close up of coral spawningAugust 27-29, 2013
Coral Spawning , R/V MANTA
- Observation and data collection during annual mass spawning of corals.

Tiger grouper faceSeptember 2-6, 2013
NCRMP, R/V MANTA
- Data collection for National Coral Reef Monitoring Program.

Two men collecting sediment samples from a VanVeen grabSeptember 23-27
EPA, R/V MANTA
- Sabine Neches Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites (ODMDS) Status and Trend Assessment Survey

ROV underwater with umbilical line trailingOctober 28-30, 2013
DFH 24, R/V MANTA
- Mohawk ROV shakedown cruise.

 

ROV underwater with umbilical line trailingNovember 3-7, 2013
DFH25, R/V MANTA
- Mohawkd ROV shakedown cruise.

 

November 18-20
WQ/Research, R/V MANTA
- Maintenance of water quality instruments, collection of water samples, and general research activities.

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PRIOR EXPEDITIONS
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2012 Expeditions

2011 Expeditions

2010 Expeditions

2009 Expeditions

2008 Expeditions

2007 Expeditions

2006 Expeditions

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