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Ocean Exploration: 2010

INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010

February 2010: A diverse team of scientists tackled questions about strange new biological life forms, communities, and ecosystems far from the sunlit ocean surface at the Chilean Triple Junction.

Blackman, D. K., et al. (2012). Axial morphology along the Southern Chile Rise. Marine Geology, 315-318, 58-63. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2012.06.001

Fraussen, K., et al. (2012). Eosipho zephyrus, a new species (Gastropoda: Buccinidae) from deep water off Chile. Nautilus, 126(1), 33-37.

Ibanez, C. M., et al. (2016). Phylogeny and biogeography of Muusoctopus (Cephalopoda: Enteroctopodidae). Zoologica Scripta, 45(5), 494-503. doi:10.1111/zsc.12171

Munoz, P., et al. (2012). Geochemistry of trace metals in shelf sediments affected by seasonal and permanent low oxygen conditions off central Chile, SE Pacific (similar to 36 degrees S). Continental Shelf Research, 33, 51-68. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2011.11.006

Munoz, P., et al. (2012). Evaluation of sediment trace metal records as paleoproductivity and paleoxygenation proxies in the upwelling center off Concepcion, Chile (36 degrees S). Progress in Oceanography, 92-95, 66-80. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2011.07.010

INDEX 2010: Indonesia-USA Deep-Sea Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region

June – August 2010: An international team led by scientists from the United States and Indonesia participated in a collaborative effort to explore the depths of Indonesian waters.

Mah, C. L. (2015). A new Atlantic species of Evoplosoma with taxonomic summary and in situ observations of Atlantic deep-sea corallivorous Goniasteridae (Valvatida; Asteroidea). Marine Biodiversity Records, 8, e5. doi:10.1017/S1755267214001407

Osborn, K. J., Kuhnz, L. A., Priede, I. G., Urata, M., Gebruk, A. V., & Holland, N. D. (2012). Diversification of acorn worms (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta) revealed in the deep sea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279(1733), 1646-1654. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.1916

Rozhnov, S. V. (2015). Modularity and heterochronies in the evolution of metazoa: Paleontological aspect. Paleontological Journal, 49(14), 1546-1560. doi:10.1134/s0031030115140142


Tunnicliffe, V., Roux, M., Eleaume, M., & Schornagel, D. (2016). The stalked crinoid fauna (Echinodermata) of the Molucca and Celebes Seas, Indonesia: taxonomic diversity and observations from remotely operated vehicle imagery. Marine Biodiversity, 46(2), 365-388. oi:10.1007/s12526-015-0369-x

Thunder Bay 2010: Cutting Edge Technology and the Hunt for Lake Huron’s Lost Ships

August 2010: Thunder Bay 2010 brought cutting-edge shipwreck-finding technology to Lake Huron’s “shipwreck alley”—the stretch of Lake Huron just off the northeastern Michigan coast that has claimed hundreds of ships.

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.

Extended Continental Shelf Project 2010

August - September 2010: The 2010 Extended Continental Shelf survey was a five-week-long Arctic mapping expedition involving two icebreakers: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent.

Brothers, D., et al. (2013). Geomorphic characterization of the U.S. Atlantic continental margin. Marine Geology, 338(1), 46-63. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2012.12.008

Brothers, D. S., et al. (2013). Geomorphic process fingerprints in submarine canyons. Marine Geology, 337, 53-66. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.01.005

Chian, D., et al. (2016). Distribution of crustal types in Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean. Tectonophysics, 691(S1), 8-30. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.01.038

Christeson, G. L. and Barth, G. A. (2015). Aleutian basin oceanic crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 426, 167-175. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.06.040

Dartnell, P. and Gardner, J. V. (2009). Seafloor terrain analysis and geomorphology of the greater Los Angeles Margin and San Pedro Basin, Southern California. Special Paper of the Geological Society of America, 454, 9-28. doi:10.1130/2009.2454

Dausmann, V., et al. (2015). The evolution of climatically driven weathering inputs into the western Arctic Ocean since the late Miocene: Radiogenic isotope evidence. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 419, 111-124. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.007

Eakins, B. W., et al. (2015). NOAA's Role in Defining the U.S.. Extended Continental Shelf. Marine Technology Society Journal, 49(2), 204-210.

Gardner, J. V. (2010). The West Mariana Ridge, western Pacific Ocean: Geomorphology and processes from new multibeam data. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 122(9-10), 1378-1388. doi:10.1130/b30149.1

Gardner, J. V., et al. (2016). Hatteras Transverse Canyon, Hatteras Outer Ridge and environs of the U.S. Atlantic margin: A view from multibeam bathymetry and backscatter. Marine Geology, 371, 18-32. doi:

Gardner, J. V., et al. (2013). Geomorphometry and processes that built Necker Ridge, central North Pacific Ocean. Marine Geology, 346, 310-325. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.09.014

Geist, E. L., et al. (2009). Hydrodynamic modeling of tsunamis from the Currituck landslide. Marine Geology, 264(1-2), 41-52. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2008.09.005

Jakobsson, M., et al. (2012). The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) Version 3.0. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, 6. doi:10.1029/2012gl052219

Kendall, J. J., et al. (2007). Ocean Exploration DISCOVERY AND OFFSHORE STEWARDSHIP. Oceanography, 20(4), 20-29. doi:10.5670/oceanog.2007.01

Locat, J., et al. (2009). Geomorphology, stability and mobility of the Currituck slide. Marine Geology, 264(1-2), 28-40. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2008.12.005

Monahan, D. (2008). Application of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Digital Atlas in the Delineation of Continental Shelves Under Article 76. Journal of Ocean Technology, 3, 24-29.

Mosher, D. C., et al. (2013). High Arctic marine geophysical data acquisition. The Leading Edge, 32(5), 524-536. doi:10.1190/tle32050524.1

Reece, R. S., et al. (2013). The role of farfield tectonic stress in oceanic intraplate deformation, Gulf of Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 118(5), 1862-1872. doi:10.1002/jgrb.50177

Shimeld, J., et al. (2016). Seismic velocities within the sedimentary succession of the Canada Basin and southern Alpha-Mendeleev Ridge, Arctic Ocean: evidence for accelerated porosity reduction ? Geophysical Journal International, 204(1), 1-20. doi:10.1093/gji/ggv416

Sweeney, E. M., et al. (2012). Geological interpretation of a low-backscatter anomaly found on the New Jersey continental margin. Marine Geology, 326, 46-54. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2012.08.007

ten Brink, U. S., et al. (2014). Assessment of tsunami hazard to the US Atlantic margin. Marine Geology, 353, 31-54. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2014.02.011

Twichell, D. C., et al. (2009). Morphology of late Quaternary submarine landslides along the US Atlantic continental margin. Marine Geology, 264(1-2), 4-15. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2009.01.009

Walton, M. A. L., et al. (2014). Dynamic response to strike-slip tectonic control on the deposition and evolution of the Baranof Fan, Gulf of Alaska. Geosphere, 10(4), 680-691. doi:10.1130/ges01034.1

Yankovsky, E., Terry, D., and Knapp, C. (2015). Seismic and gravity evidence for methane-hydrate systems in the central Aleutian Basin. International Journal of Earth Science and Geophysics, 1(001), 8.

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Maximizing Operations (EX1006)

October 2010: Systematic exploration aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has been an evolving operational model referred to as a “sticks and boxes” approach. The variety of data being collected onboard the Okeanos during this cruise from Hawaii to California represented a step forward in the exploration conducted with the at-sea time allotted to the ship.

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.

Lophelia II 2010: Oil Seeps and Deep Reefs

October 2010: Scientists aboard NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown set off on their fourth expedition to investigate the deep-water coral communities of the Gulf of Mexico.

Doughty, C. L., Quattrini, A. M., & Cordes, E. E. (2014). Insights into the population dynamics of the deep-sea coral genus Paramuricea in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research Part II-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 99, 71-82.  doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.023

Fisher, C. R., A. Demopoulos, E. Cordes, I. Baums, H. White, J. Bourque. (2014). Coral Communities as Indicators of Ecosystem-Level Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Spill Bioscience, 64, 796-807. doi:10.1093/biosci/biu129

Georgian, S. E., Shedd, W., & Cordes, E. E. (2014). High-resolution ecological niche modelling of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 506, 145-161.  doi:10.3354/meps10816

Georgian SE, D. D., Durkin A, Gomez CE, Kurmann M*, Lunden JJ, Cordes EE. (2016). Oceanographic patterns and carbonate chemistry in the vicinity of cold–water coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico: implications for resilience in a changing ocean. Limnol. Oceanog, 61, 648-665. doi:10.1002/lno.10242

Hsing, P.-Y., B. Fu, E. A. Larcom, S. P. Berlet, T. M. Shank, A. Frese Govindarajan, A. J. Lukasiewicz, P. M. Dixon, and C. R. Fisher. (2013). Evidence of lasting impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a deep Gulf of Mexico coral community. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 1, 000012. doi:10.12952/journal.elementa.000012 

Lunden, J. J., Georgian, S. E., & Cordes, E. E. (2013). Aragonite saturation states at cold-water coral reefs structured by Lophelia pertusa in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Limnology and Oceanography, 58(1), 354-362.  doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0354

Lunden, J. J., McNicholl, C. G., Sears, C. R., Morrison, C. L., & Cordes, E. E. (2014). Acute survivorship of the deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa from the Gulf of Mexico under acidification, warming, and deoxygenation Frontiers in Marine Science, 1, 78. doi:10.3389/fmars.2014.00078

Lunden, J. J., Turner, J. M., McNicholl, C. G., Glynn, C. K., & Cordes, E. E. (2014). Design, development, and implementation of recirculating aquaria for maintenance and experimentation of deep-sea corals and associated fauna. Limnology and Oceanography-Methods, 12, 363-372. doi:10.4319/lom.2014.12.363

Quattrini, A. M., Baums, I. B., Shank, T. M., Morrison, C. L., & Cordes, E. E. (2015). Testing the depth-differentiation hypothesis in a deepwater octocoral. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 282(1807), 9.  doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.0008

Quattrini, A. M., Etnoyer, P. J., Doughty, C., English, L., Falco, R., Renion, N., . . . Cordes, E. E. (2014). A phylogenetic approach to octocoral community structure in the deep Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research Part II-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 99, 92-102. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.027

Quattrini, A. M., Georgian, S. E., Byrnes, L., Stevens, A., Falco, R., & Cordes, E. E. (2013). Niche divergence by deep-sea octocorals in the genus Callogorgia across the continental slope of the Gulf of Mexico. Molecular Ecology, 22(15), 4123-4140. doi:10.1111/mec.12370

Ruiz-Ramos, D. V., Saunders, M., Fisher, C. R., & Baums, I. B. (2015). Home Bodies and Wanderers: Sympatric Lineages of the Deep-Sea Black Coral Leiopathes glaberrima. Plos One, 10(10), 19. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138989

Sea of Cortez Expedition 2010

April - May 2010: This unique expedition took place in Ballena Bay, just off the Isla Espíritu Santo. Learn why scientists hoped their findings would give them a better understanding of human migration into the New World.

Gusick, A. E. (2010). Contextualizing Baja California. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, 30(1), 1-4.

Gusick, A. E. (2010). Exploring Baja California’s Submerged Landscapes. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, 30(1), 35-50.

Florida Shelf Edge Exploration 2010

July - August 2010: A science team on the research vessel Seward Johnson headed to the eastern Gulf of Mexico to assess and record conditions in the water column and on the seafloor to gather baseline data along Florida’s shelf edge as part of NOAA’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Locker, S. D., Reed, J. K., Farrington, S., Harter, S., Hine, A. C., & Dunn, S. (2016). Geology and biology of the "Sticky Grounds", shelf-margin carbonate mounds, and mesophotic ecosystem in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Continental Shelf Research, 125, 71-87. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2016.06.015

Quattrin, A. M., Nizinski, M. S., Chaytor, J. D., Demopoulos, A. W. J., Roark, E. B., France, S. C., . . . Shank, T. M. (2015). Exploration of the Canyon-Incised Continental Margin of the Northeastern United States Reveals Dynamic Habitats and Diverse Communities. Plos One, 10(10), 32. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139904

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary 2010

August - September 2010: Using high-resolution systematic surveys of a large area along the shipping routes used by Massachusetts’ oldest ports, scientists tried to locate historic shipwrecks, including a shipwreck from the earliest periods of United States history.

Wilby, A. (2010). Everybody Loves a Shipwreck. Ocean News and Technology, 16(8).

Cradle of the Earthquake: Exploring the Underwater San Andreas Fault 2010

September 2010: Using a multidisciplinary approach including mapping, core sampling, and "green" vessel technology, scientists explored this famous—if still relatively poorly understood—underwater fault off Northern California's coast.

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.

Aquarius 2010: If Reefs Could Talk

October 2010: NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries hosted this research and education mission, bringing the science of ocean conservation and the underwater world to the public during live Internet broadcasts from the Aquarius undersea laboratory in the Florida Keys.

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.