Sunday, August 26, 2007

Submersible Dive Off Southern California

Take a virtual dive to 200 meters water depth in the Delta submersible and explore marine life and habitats on the offshore banks of Southern California. Researchers at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center's (SWFSC) Fisheries Ecology Division in Santa Cruz conduct visual surveys of fishes, corals, sponges, and other components of deep-sea communities. The information is used to characterize habitats and improve stock assessments for groundfish species.