Coral Reef NOAA
August 02, 2015  



This section of the Website is intended to serve as a starting point for those who wish to do further reading or research on deep-sea coral ecosystems. The listings of resources provided are not limited to NOAA or CRCP resources, nor are the collections of resources provided intended to be comprehensive.

Publications & Data

This page provides access to publications and data on a variety of deep-sea coral ecosystem topics, produced by NOAA and/or in partnership with NOAA. Though not a comprehensive list, this page points to key documents on NOAA’s strategy, research, and collaborations to understand and manage deep-sea coral habitats.

Select Research and Mapping Expeditions

This page highlights a select number of deep-sea coral research expeditions funded by the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program three-year regional field projects.


This page provides links to NOAA and other organizations' photo and video collections. Photos and videos viewed at these sites may be subject to copyright. Before downloading ANY of these resources, please note the copyright information and usage rights associated with each resource. Make sure your usage falls within the guidelines provided by each Website and credit entities and individuals, as appropriate.

Education and Outreach

This section of the site provides resources specifically for students, formal and informal educators, and anyone else who desires to learn more about deep-sea coral ecosystems. It includes lesson plans, student activities, and much more.


This page presents a collection of links to NOAA offices and other organizations, institutions, and agencies that work in or provide information on deep-sea coral ecosystem research or conservation.