Oceanographic data collected during the Deep Water Corals of the Davidson Seamount 2006 expedition aboard the R/V WESTERN FLYER in the North Pacific from January 26, 2006 - February 4, 2006 (NODC Accession 0052881)

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Title:
Oceanographic data collected during the Deep Water Corals of the Davidson Seamount 2006 expedition aboard the R/V WESTERN FLYER in the North Pacific from January 26, 2006 - February 4, 2006 (NODC Accession 0052881)
Abstract:
Building off the successes of an Office of Ocean Exploration (OE) expedition to Davidson Seamount in 2002, this project will focus on deep-water corals. The week-long expedition in 2002 was the initial effort to characterize the biology and geology of the Davidson Seamount, 1,250 - 3,700 meters deep off Central California. Many results and products from this cruise are relevant to OE, including ocean science issues, education, outreach, and resource management. The focus of the proposed 2005 cruise would be to expand on the exploratory results of our last seamount expedition to investigate processes that generated coral distribution patterns. We will use a simple model derived from results of the last cruise to test our understanding of coral distribution, and use this model to guide exploration in other regions of the Seamount (still over 99.98% unexplored.) Specific regions of the seamount will be targeted based on a topographic index, substratum type, and coral species depth records. Complementary studies of the biodiversity and population dynamics of seamount fauna will include collections of corals for taxonomic studies, and age and growth studies of corals using innovative radiometric techniques. Addressing the public interest in seamounts, corals, and exploration, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will record imagery from Davidson Seamount to feature in an upcoming television series, co-produced with the Discovery Channel, for broadcast in the United States and internationally. The Sanctuary West Coast Visitor Center and Monterey Bay Aquarium have plans to feature seamounts and corals in future exhibits, and high-definition video imagery, as well as research findings will be pivotal in the exhibit development.
Supplemental_Information:
The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research sponsored the collection of these data.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; ONMS; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), 20110407, Oceanographic data collected during the Deep Water Corals of the Davidson Seamount 2006 expedition aboard the R/V WESTERN FLYER in the North Pacific from January 26, 2006 - February 4, 2006 (NODC Accession 0052881): US National Oceanographic Data Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.8355
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.7995
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.8182
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.6231

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    Beginning_Date: 26-Jan-2006
    Ending_Date: 04-Feb-2006
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data

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    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; ONMS; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS)
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    Monterey, CA 93940
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Dates:
Last modified: 21-May-2014
Metadata author:
US National Oceanographic Data Center
Data Officer
SSMC3 FOURTH FLOOR; 1315 EAST WEST HWY
SILVER SPRING, MD 20910-3282
USA

301-713-3272 (voice)
301-713-3302 (FAX)
NODC.DataOfficer@noaa.gov

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