What is DEEPEND|RESTORE?

DEEPEND|RESTORE is a 47-member, 11-institution research program funded by NOAA's RESTORE Science Program that expands upon the decade-long (2010-2020), open-ocean Gulf of Mexico research conducted during the NOAA-supported Offshore Nekton Sampling and Analysis Program (ONSAP) and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative-funded Deep-Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium. This project aims to identify/quantify long-term trends in the offshore fauna (fishes, shrimps, and cephalopods) of the Gulf of Mexico. Further, DEEPEND will integrate this information with ongoing resource management in the Gulf of Mexico. This management includes economically and ecologically important pelagic fishes as well as marine mammals, sea birds, and sea turtles. In addition to baseline assessments, DEEPEND will identify key drivers of offshore assemblages, develop an ‘indicator species plan’ for detecting anthropogenic changes, and assemble a faunal inventory for the oceanic Gulf of Mexico. To learn more about our mission, team, research, products, and management applications, please dive into the rest of the DEEPEND|RESTORE website. 


A Puzzle with Missing Pieces: Marine Mammals in the Gulf

20 September 2022
A Puzzle with Missing Pieces: Marine Mammals in the Gulf

Marine mammals are still being impacted by Deepwater Horizon as well as other threats. Scientists and managers are working to conserve them. Read the full story here

Podcast - THE PELAGIC DEEP SEA WITH TRACEY SUTTON

04 June 2022
Podcast - THE PELAGIC DEEP SEA WITH TRACEY SUTTON

From Armatus Oceanic Listen to Podcast here We have a confession to make. We talk a big game about how we are busting myths, tackling deep-sea tropes and showing the deep ocean as it really is… but w...

Population Genomic Dynamics of Mesopelagic Lanternfishes

13 May 2022
Population Genomic Dynamics of Mesopelagic Lanternfishes

Assessing the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (DWHOS) on deep-sea fish assemblages of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has been hindered by an absence of baseline (pre-spill) data concerning the po...

 

DEEPEND-RESTORE Cruise on board the R/V Point Sur

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DEEPEND Cruise DP08

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DEEPEND is so pleased to share this special issue of Oceanography magazine dedicated to ten years of GoMRI science! You can access the electronic version of the issue here.

The issue is the culmination of a decade of GoMRI research and includes a collection of articles describing the key advances, surprises and novel discoveries for the Gulf of Mexico and other regions where GoMRI's interdisciplinary and collaborative research was conducted and has application. Also included are lessons learned and outstanding research needs and gaps to inform future activities and efforts. Enjoy!