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Deep-sea Research Cruise Posted on: September 3, 2016 crhac2hwiaajhjz

On September 2nd, 2016 Nicole Bellaflores-Mejia (Bridges Scholar, mentored by Prof. Mercer Brugler, American Museum of Natural History) flew down to Houston TX and boarded NOAA’s research vessel Manta. Together with other members of the expedition, she went offshore to the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, where they surveyed the damage of a recent bleaching event (which killed many deep water corals) and collected black corals using the remotely operated vehicle Mohawk. Great accomplishment Nicole! Congratulations!