Photos highlighting Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Cordell Bank upper reefs covered with invertebrates
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Video Library

The video gallery is a compilation of videos highlighting Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.


Maps of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

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This storymap, developed by CBNMS intern James Seward, combines maps, slides, text, still images, and video to tell a story about why and how scientists use a remotely-operated vehicle to study Cordell Bank. The photos and the videos highlight the interesting geologic features, and invertebrate and fish inhabitants of Cordell Bank as well as the planning and logistics that go into this type of research.

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