Friday, July 30, 2010

Jordan Basin Dives

The Jordan Basin "Rock Garden", named in 2006 for its dense epifaunal coverage, was found successfully. However, we did not find the larval settlement collectors placed in 2006. We did, once again, see a highly diverse community of filter feeders and other species including: anemones, sponges, cold water coral, brachiopods and sea stars with sparse sightings of cod and red fish and a monk fish.