Area of Operations: East Flower Garden Bank, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: August 15, 1987 to August 16, 1987
Objectives: Three SCUBA dives were made on the East Flower Garden Banks in order to gather firsthand information geology/ecology of this reef. East Flower Garden Bank is the northern most hermatypic reef in the Gulf of Mexico. This reef is found 110 nm offshore Freeport, TX at lat. 27 deg. 54.50 min. and long. 93 deg. 36.00 min. The reef lies in 120 m of water, has a relief of 100 m, and covers an area of 67 km2.
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Summary: Samples were collected in numerous sediment "pockets" that are found scattered over the reef crest. These samples will be analyzed for micro-molluscs and compared to other samples from shelf-edge banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
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Contact: Ron Circe ()
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