Science Sunday: Mysteries of Davidson Seamount and Sur Ridge Revealed
Mysteries of Davidson Seamount and Sur Ridge Revealed: Exploring ancient, deep-sea coral communities
Due to its spectacular abundance of marine life, Monterey Bay was designated as a National Marine Sanctuary in 1992. As technology developed to explore the deep, Davidson Seamount was added to the Sanctuary in 2008. Large, ancient, and beautiful organisms inhabit this unique formation. In 2015, Sur Ridge was determined to be a Sanctuary Ecologically Significant Area, due to its amazing deep-sea diversity. Now we not only have the capability to reach these depths, but to also revisit individual specimens through time, unlocking the secrets of animals living nearly 12,000 feet below the surface.
Join Andrew DeVogelaere, Research Coordinator / SIMoN Program Director for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, to see the beauty, hear about ongoing research, and learn about new developments to protect and restore these extraordinary deep sea habitats.
Sunday, October 21 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Seymour Marine Discovery Center, La Feliz Room
100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, California 95060