Photo Album:

Coral Community Dive Site June 25. 2010

This album highlights our dive on June 25. 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico.  Hercules and Argus collected bubbles from a natural seep, did imaging of corals with the Beast camera, did sediment core samples, and did some collection of corals and sponge.  The primary focus of this dive was to collect data to help the scientists understand how organisms change in their environments, especially with natural and man-caused exposure to oils and gas.  Sponges, corals, and sediment organisms are the focus organisms of this dive.  Along the way, we saw other interesting organisms and geology, as well.