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• $100,000 for identifying the location of Aleutian Island
corals from archived video footage
• $32,500 for assessing the effectiveness of the Aleutian Islands
Habitat Conservation Area in protecting deep-sea coral and
sponge habitat
• $20,000 Alaska research priorities workshop
A Field Guide to the Deepwater Sponges of the Aleutian
Islands Archipelago
West Coast
Three-year field study: $810,000 in FY2010; $945,000 in FY2011
• $50,000 for analysis and visualization of deep-sea coral and commercial fishing interactions in Southern California
• $49,800 for relating distribution and abundance of deep-sea corals and sponges to habitats using predictive models
and broad-scale seafloor maps
• $44,686 for taxonomic and genetic identification of fisheries bycatch of deep-sea corals
• $15,889 for analyzing coral bycatch information in the context of bottom trawling intensity off the West Coast
• $50,000 for assessing deep-sea coral communities from archived video surveys off California
• $40,000 for habitat suitability modeling for deep-sea corals off the West Coast
• $40,000 for evaluation of predicted coral and sponge habitat within Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
• $39,741 for taxonomic and genetic identification of fisheries bycatch of deep-sea corals
Appendix I: The Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program supports research
nationwide in 2010-2011
Pacific Islands
• $47,610 for predictive modeling of the
distribution of deep-sea corals in the
main Hawaiian Islands
• Enhancing the West Coast Regional Deep-Sea Coral Database
• Deep-sea coral community research off California
• Using Cordell Bank as a model to conduct fine-scale deep-sea coral predictive habitat modeling
• Mapping the distribution and intensity of bottom trawling efforts along the California coast
from 1997 to 2008, with impacts to deep-sea corals
• Taxonomic and genetic identification of fisheries bycatch of deep-sea corals
Research projects that the program initiated in FY2010 and 2011 are listed here. Also shown here are the projects with FY2009 funding that
concluded in 2010-2011; their funding amounts were reported in the program’s 2010 Report to Congress. Find more details on these projects at