ALVIN Dive Information
Gulf of Mexico - GC234
Time on Surface:
1 LTO-5 Data Cartridge
Anemones, Bacterial mats, Carbonates, Clams, Cold seep, Sea stars, Soft sediment, Tube worms, Urchins, Vent fish, Corals
Bacterial mats, Tube worms, Corals
Site Description: GC234 - Tubeworm football field with Lophelia and Callogorgia deep-sea corals and associates; Dive Highlights: We encounter large colonies of Callogorgia with associates, various fish, and huge fields of tubeworms. It was a spectacular dive and we accomplished all of our objectives.