Impacts of nutrient loading to nearshore waters on shallow coral reefs offshore of Florida West Palm Beach to Hollywood, May 2014, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Delineation of meso-photic Oculina coral communities offshore of Ft. Pierce Florida, May 2014, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
- Documented Coral reef conditions Bimini and Cat Cay, February 2014
- Teamed with Bahama Caves Research Foundation to document and collect samples in freshwater resources Blue Holes of Andros Island Bahamas, March 2014
- Teamed with the University of the Azores and the University of the Algarve to document and collect samples of Red Coral between 30-100m at the following locations: Princess Alice Bank, the Pico-Faial Channel, Calheta do Nesquim, D. Joao de Castro Bank and the Formigas Bank.
- The team conducted several video surveys and collected important samples from some of the most charismatic marine areas of the Azores.
- Dozens of species, including some invasives as well as geologic formations were recorded on video. Nearly 200 specimens we collected which will be used for validaiton of video surveys and habitat predictive models.
- Delineation of Black Coral communities in the Azores Portugal, June 2014, University of the Azores.
- Teamed with the University of the Algarve to document and collect samples of Red and Gold Coral between 30-100m off the coast of southern Portugal near the town of Sagres. Assisted Project Baseline: Sagres volunteer divers with mapping the extent of thier local cave just off the coast of Sagres.
Delineation of Red Coral communities in the Algarve, southern Portugal, July 2014, University of the Algarve.
Delineation and documentation of ecosystems in sea caves along southern Portugal, July 2014, Marine Caves Life Project.
Delineation of Red Coral communities and algae in the Calanques, France, July 2014, no collaboration.
- Worked in collaboration with the Sicilian government and under the direction of Professor Tusa, to discover and recover a 2,000 year old sacrificial altar while exploring an ancient wreck in 400 feet of water. GUE technical divers (in support of Project Baseline) working in tandem with submersibles from Brownie’s Global Logistics were able to identify and recover 16 unique artifacts that archaeologists from the Sicilian government (Superintendent of the Sea) requested for study and preservation. The recovery is likely the deepest ever archaeology accomplished by volunteer technical divers.