Dyeing corals to measure their growth rate On Nautilus' final ROV dive of the ECOGIG cruise, scientists on board released a dye pack around a coral and took high resolution images to detect even the smallest increases in growth on the coral colony. Video courtesy of Ocean Exploration Trust (nautiluslive.org)
Gulf of Mexico food webs Dr. Jeff Chanton and Dr. Ian MacDonald explain their complementary work exploring the possibility that hydrocarbons from oil have moved into the Gulf food web. Video courtesy of Gary Finch Productions.
Natural seeps & geology of the Gulf of Mexico Dr. Joe Montoya, Dr. Andreas Teske, Dr. Samantha Joye and Dr. Ian McDonald describe their collaborative research approach during preparations for the Spring 2014 cruise aboard the RV/ Atlantis with research sub ALVIN. Video courtesy of Gary Finch Productions.
Marine snow in the Gulf of Mexico Dr. Uta Passow describes research she and her colleagues Dr. Arne Dierks and Dr. Vernon Asper conduct on marine snow in the Gulf of Mexico. Video courtesy of Gary Finch Productions.
Role of ROVs in research & STEM education Dr. Chuck Fisher describes the use of ROVs in researching deep sea corals, and Ocean Exploration Trust's Dr. Bob Ballard explains the powerful impacts of ROVs in STEM education. Video courtesy of Gary Finch Productions.
ECOGIG 2013 R/V Atlantis cruise Scientists describe the crucial importance of ALVIN submerisble dives (deployed from the R/V Atlantis) in assessing the ecosystem impacts of the Deepwater Horizon accident. Video courtesy of Gary Finch Productions.
The value of coordinated research cruise efforts ECOGIG coordinated two research cruises in the Gulf of Mexico in July, 2013. The chief scientists of those cruises, Dr. Joe Montoya and Dr. Erik Cordes, talk about the value of their coordinated work, with images of deep sea creatures and equipment. Video courtesy of Gary Finch Productions.
ECOGIG media day, 2013 Hear scientists aboard the R/V Endeavor and E/V Nautilus tell about their research in the Gulf of Mexico. A group of about 20 representatives from local media outlets, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, the Stennis Space Center, the Port of Gulfport, and the University of Mississippi visited with ECOGIG scientists returning from a rare tandem cruise to study oil and gas seepage in the Gulf of Mexico in 2013.