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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-314-FA

Other ID: 2019-003-FA (WHCMSC), 2019-620-FA (PCMSC) RB-19-03 (NOAA)

Status: Completed

Organization(s): National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Deep-Sea Coral Microbiology (GX.22.MN00.FFV83.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Christina Kellogg

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Christina Kellogg

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Sampling: Biology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sample collection to determine coral microbiomes and benthic habitat metagenomes

Vehicle(s): Chevy Suburban Silver

Start Port/Location: Charleston, SC

End Port/Location: Charleston, SC

Start Date: 2019-04-09

End Date: 2019-04-30

Equipment Used: Other, Other

Information to be Derived: DNA sequences

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 15 benthic water samples (10L each) were collected and filtered for metagenomic analysis. Bacteria were cultured from 3 colonies of coral Lophelia pertusa. Samples of coral tissue were collected for molecular biology analyses (1 Lophelia, 8 Enallopsammia, 6 Desmophyllum, and 5 Acanthogorgia).

Staff: Christina Kellogg

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This survey is being conducted in collaboration with scientists from the USGS (Woods Hole and Santa Cruz offices) and NOAA. Additional USGS survey details can be found at: and


Atlantic Ocean off SE US

North: 37.031 South: 31.079 West: -78.322 East: -74.503


photo of Ronald H. Brown
Ronald H. Brown
photo of ROV Jason
ROV Jason


Kellogg, C., Pratte, Z., 2021, Unexpected diversity of Endozoicomonas in deep-sea corals: Marine Ecology Progress Series, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., v. 673, pp. 1–15, doi: 10.3354/meps13844.

Kellogg, C.A., Voelschow, J.J., 2021, Cold-water coral microbiomes (Acanthogorgia spp., Desmophyllum dianthus, and Lophelia pertusa) from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean off the southeast coast of the United States-raw data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Prouty, N.G., and Chaytor, J.D., 2022, Carbonate chemistry measurements of authigenic carbonates collected offshore the U.S. Mid- and South Atlantic in 2018 and 2019 as part of the DEEPSEARCH Project: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


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