2014 Expedition

Linking the Chain: Life at Pulley Ridge

Dry Tortugas

Jun 16, 2014 to Jun 20, 2014

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries selected two deep-water areas off southwest Florida to better understand the ecological connectivity of deep-water biological habitats and communities to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, and Pulley Ridge Habitat. Exploring the biological and geological character of these areas will aid the ongoing management plan review of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary — including the Tortugas Ecological Reserve — by documenting the physical and biological connections of unique places at the ecological crossroads of the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean. This mission is a rare opportunity to document the conditions in deep-water areas of the Reserve and evaluate the impact of management strategies on the deep-water community.

Meet the Team

Photo of Emily Ballard
Video Engineer
Photo of JP Balmonte
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Katarina Bujnoch
ROV Engineering Intern
Photo of Stephen  Burke
Communications
Photo of Billy Causey
Science/Data, Expedition Scientist
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of Phillip Dixon
Video Intern
Photo of Sarah Fuller
Science/Data, Data Manager
Photo of Rachel Gaines
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Sam Garson
HRP Chaperone
Photo of Jenn Hoets
Science/Data Intern
Photo of Nia Jones
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Renato Kane
Navigator
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Michael Marin
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Reuben Mills
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Artur Morozov
3rd Engineer
Photo of Julye Newlin
Documentarian
Photo of Mary Nichols
Video Engineer
Photo of Christie Obiaya
Ambassador
Photo of Brennan Phillips
Science/Data Team
Photo of Nicole Raineault
Expedition Leader
Photo of Nolan Salyer
Navigator
Photo of Allan Santos
Video Engineer
Photo of Miles Saunders
Navigator
Photo of Clara Smart
Navigator
Photo of Mackellar Violich
Science/Data
Photo of Robert Waters
Hercules Pilot

Highlights

Video: Deep Dwellings: Carbonate Structures
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Deep Dwellings: Carbonate Structures
June 16, 2014
Video: U-boat Wreck Dive: U-2513 Revealed
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U-boat Wreck Dive: U-2513 Revealed
June 16, 2014
Video: Life on the Line: Pulley Ridge Biology
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Life on the Line: Pulley Ridge Biology
June 17, 2014
Album: U-boat Wreck Dive: Photos of U-2513
 
U-boat Wreck Dive: Photos of U-2513
10 photos
June 18, 2014
Album: On Deck at the Dry Tortugas
 
On Deck at the Dry Tortugas
11 photos
June 24, 2014
Album: On Deck, Off Duty
 
On Deck, Off Duty
12 photos
July 25, 2014