Bottom Depth Range: 185-475 feet (56-145 meters)
Parker Bank harbors significant mesophotic habitat that is dominated by black corals, gorgonians, fish, sponges, algae and invertebrates. A large field of abundant Hypnogorgia gorgonians was encountered during ROV surveys, as well as high relief ridges providing plenty of habitat for fish and invertebrates.
Parker Bank is named after Frances L. Parker, an oceanographer from Scripps. This is the only significant bank in the region that is named after a woman.