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NOAA’s Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program Factsheet 2014: A one-page overview of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program and current research activities.

Deep Sea Coral Program 2014 Report to Congress

Deep Sea Coral Program 2012 Report to Congress

Deep Coral and Associated Species Taxonomy and Ecology (DeepCAST) II Expedition Report: Etnoyer et al. 2011. This report summarizes results from a May 2010 expedition to explore the deep-sea coral assemblages of Roatan, Honduras.

2010 Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program:The report summarizes activities initiated with fiscal year 2009 Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program funding. It also presents a brief synopsis of additional conservation actions that have taken place since the first Report to Congress was submitted in 2008.

Report on the Joint Science and Technology Commission Meeting Ocean and Marine Sciences Workshop.  Tracey et al. 2010.  This bilateral U.S./New Zealand workshop developed recommendations for enhancing cooperation on deep-sea coral science.

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Red Coral Science, Management, and Trade: Lessons from the Mediterranean. Bussoletti et al. (eds.) 2010: The workshop was the result of deliberations on a 2007 proposal by the United States to list red and pink corals in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Corallium Science, Management and Trade. Bruckner and Roberts (eds.) 2009: This workshop was convened to address a number of science questions regarding the status and trends of known Corallium beds, and implementation issues that were identified as factors that would hinder the effectiveness of a potential CITES Appendix-II listing for all species of Corallium and Paracorallium.

Managing fishery impacts on deep-water coral ecosystems of the United States: Emerging best practices. Hourigan, 2009. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 397:333-340 (Open Access)

Damage and disturbance to coral and sponge habitat of the Aleutian Archipelago. Heifetz et al. 2009. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 397:295-303 (Open Access)

2008 Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program: Prepared in consultation with the Nation's eight Regional Fishery Management Councils, the report provides information on steps taken by NOAA and its partners to identify, monitor, and protect deep-sea coral areas.

Habitat Connections: Deep Sea Corals.> Hourigan and Cope, 2008: Interesting facts about the world of deep-sea corals.

Southeastern United States Deep-Sea Corals (SEADESC) Initiative: A Collaboration to Characterize Areas of Habitat Forming Deep-Sea Corals. Partyka et al. 2007: A collaborative effort to take a subset of information across a variety of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration-funded cruises in the South Atlantic Bight using the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute's Johnson Sea-Link submersible between 2002 and 2005 to characterize areas of habitat-forming, deep-sea corals in the South Atlantic Bight.

Deep Sea Coral Collection Protocols. Etnoyer et al. 2006: A synthesis of field experience from deep-sea coral researchers, designed to build our national capacity to document deep-sea coral diversity.

Summary: Deep-Sea Corals Workshop. International Planning and Collaboration Workshop for the Gulf of Mexico and the North Atlantic Ocean Galway, Ireland, January 16-17, 2003.McDonough and Puglise 2003. This document summarizes the proceedings of the Deep-Sea Corals Workshop held in Galway, Ireland to discuss the need for an International Deep-Sea Coral Plan to identify critical information needs to increase our understanding of deep-sea coral habitats and identify collaborative efforts.

For additional NOAA publications on deep-sea corals, please see the library on NOAA’s Deep-Sea Coral Data Portal.