Video Gallery

This Video gallery is a compilation of videos highlighting Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Click on any video image to play Apple QuickTime video. Click here to download a free Apple QuickTime player from Apple.com. 


California Hydrocoral on Cordell Bank

photo of hydrocoral

California hydrocoral is a fragile coral that grows at the rate of about 1 cm a year. It thrives in a few areas on Cordell Bank. Like a tree in the forest, this organism provides shelter, support, and food for many other animals. Deep corals like hydrocoral don't have photosynthetic algae in them, but rely on the currents around them to deliver plankton for food. Who knew that our cold Central California waters had such tropical looking reefs?

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Where is Cordell Bank?

Take a geographic, bathymetric tour of Cordell Bank. Where is it? This animation was created using high resolution bathmetry data of Cordell Bank by the following: Ocean visualizations - CSUMB (EcoViz - F. Watson, S. Cornish, T. Anderson, W. Newman, T. Thein, J. Maas-Baldwin, A. Guzman); Bathymetry/topography - CSUMB (Sea Floor Mapping Lab - R. Kvitek, P. Iampietro) and USGS. Funding for EcoViz provided by NASA Office of Earth Science "Research Education Applications Solutions Network (REASoN)" (NCC13-03009)

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Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary on Google Earth

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(10.9MB MOV)
Produced prior to the expansion of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the (now "Greater") Farallones national marine sanctuaries in 2015.


Giant Pacific Octopus

Giant Pacific Octopus are seen regularly at Cordell Bank. With an abundance of food at their tentacle tips, and lots of rocky hiding spots, Cordell Bank is a good home for this large invertebrate. Video footage credit: Kip F. Evans/Cordell Bank NMS

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Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Habitats

  This movie displays how scientists dive in a submersible to discover different habitats and depths in Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. This video is on exhibit at Point Reyes National Seashore Bear Valley Visitor Center in the Coast and Ocean section. Credit: Kip F. Evans Photography/CBNMS

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Biodiversity Video

 (Cordell Bank and Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary) Learn about the similarity and differences between Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Go towww.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions  to find lesson plans to accompany this video. This video was created for National Geographic and NOAA by Kip F. Evans.

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Black-footed Albatross

This movie shows Black-footed Albatross soaring over the waters of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. These birds make incredible round trip foraging trips from the Northwest Hawaiian Islands during breeding season to find food for their chick. Credit: video footage: Jamie Hall

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(548KB MOV)

Juvenile Rockfish

 - This video was taken through the porthole of the Delta Submersible on Cordell Bank. It shows large numbers of juvenile rockfish during very good year schooling around Cordell Bank. Juvenile rockfish numbers vary year to year based on breeding success of adult rockfish, upwelling conditions, etc.

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(3MB MOV)

Jellies

This movie shows Chrysora jellies and Egg Yolk jellies using the pelagic realm. Jellies are food for ocean sunfish (Mola mola) and rarely seen leatherback sea turtles. Video footage provided by Scot Anderson.

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(1.9MB MOV)

Krill

This movie shows krill as soon through a microscope and through the porthole of the Delta submersible. Krill are a keystone species for many migratory and local species of birds, mammals, and fishes in Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary waters.

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(2.1MB MOV)

Research Methods

This movies shows a few clips taken from research trips out at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. It shows the NOAA Ship MCARTHUR, the launching of a remotely operated vehicle, the launch and recovery of a CTD (Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth sensors), the launch of a manta net that is used to sample the surface of the ocean.

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(3.5MB MOV)

Torpedo Ray

This movie shows a torpedo ray in close proximity to a crab. Does it get the crab?

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(584KB MOV)

Humboldt Squid

Humboldt Squid have moved up the coast and have been seen regularly at Cordell Bank NMS. This video shows squid near the surface and at depth through the porthole of the Delta Submersible. Video Footage:Credit: first half: Scot Anderson, 2nd half: Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

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(3.5MB MOV)

Salmon Shark

Salmon Shark approaches a Remotely Operated Vehicle Credit: Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

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(1.8MB MOV)

Six-gill Shark

Six-gill Shark approaches a remotely operated vehicle.

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(1MB MOV)

Anchovy Bait Ball

Watch an anchovy bait ball swarm tightly. Video footage provided by Scot Anderson.

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(10MB MOV)


Northern Fur Seal

Watch a northern fur seal as it swims at the surface of the water.

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(6.8MB MOV)

Cordell Expeditions

Hear about the early explorations on Cordell Bank prior to it becoming a sanctuary in 1989. This is a clip from Cordell Bank: Blue Water Oasis a 15 minute film.
Produced prior to the sanctuary expansion in 2015.

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(14.8MB MOV)
Click here to download the transcript. 
(40k PDF) 

Cordell Bank: Blue Water Oasis

This film provides a biological overview of what makes Cordell Bank's waters so special for such a diversity of marine life.
Produced prior to the expansion of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the (now "Greater") Farallones national marine sanctuaries in 2015.

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(73.7MB MOV)
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(1.9MB PDF) 

Deep-water corals

Deep-water corals, The Natural Laboratory: A podcast exploring science for Bay Area National Parks: Focus on Deep-water corals of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Produced prior to the expansion of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the (now "Greater") Farallones national marine sanctuaries in 2015.

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(45.2MB MOV)
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(40 KB) 

What does a CTD do?


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(1.5MB MOV)
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(28 KB) 

What does a hoopnet do?


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(2.1MB MOV)
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(29 KB)

How do observers count marine mammals and seabirds?


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(3.4MB MOV)
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(31 KB) 

What is a tucker trawl net?


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(3.5 MB MOV)
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(28 KB)  Download Video Footage
To see and download more Cordell Bank video footage, visit the Sanctuary Media Library and search under Cordell Bank.