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May, 2015

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary scientists and partners will be heading out on a nine-day research expedition to the Davidson Seamount and special research areas within Monterey Bay. The 208 foot long NOAA FSV  Bell M. Shimada will serve as the platform. Research will include marine mammal and seabird observations, marine mammal acoustics, deep oceanographic measurements, environmental DNA and trawling for fishes.

Read our blog and background of this project at: http://sanctuarysimon.org/news/davidson2015

The overall goal of the cruise is to compare life over Davidson Seamount versus adjacent to it; and to do some mid water fish characterization in Sanctuary Ecologically Significant Areas (SESAs). Components of the sketch: NOAA ship, Visual observations of birds and mammals, UAS to count mammals, Hydrophones to hear mammals, eDNA to assess fishes, traditional net surveys for fishes, CTD for ocean chemistry, Major sponsor: "Emotions for the Oceans" book.

The overall goal of the cruise is to compare life over Davidson Seamount versus adjacent to it; and to do some mid water fish characterization in Sanctuary Ecologically Significant Areas (SESAs). Components of the sketch: NOAA ship, Visual observations of birds and mammals, UAS to count mammals, Hydrophones to hear mammals, eDNA to assess fishes, traditional net surveys for fishes, CTD for ocean chemistry, Major sponsor: “Emotions for the Oceans” book.