Explore @ Home: Corals in the Darkness with Carina Fish and Dr. Steve Auscavitch
Picture a coral. Did you imagine something tropical and sunshiney? Dive in to the deep to explore the corals who live their life in total darkness and frigid temperatures of the deep sea. Learn how they are similar and different from their tropical relatives.
In this event, meet Corps of Exploration member Megan Cook in conversation with experts Carina Fish and Dr. Steve Auscavitch as they take us on a journey to learn about ancient habitat builders living in the ocean dark. This event originally aired October 9, 2020.
This event developed in partnership with CITGO.
This joint expedition will visit three distinct areas of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), a region comprising one of the world’s most productive and biologically rich ocean areas protecting over 700 species of fish and deep benthic species. Pioneer Canyon is in the northern portion of MBNMS, and is administered by Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.