[PAST EVENT] What's lurking in the deep?

March 22, 2011
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
7577 Spencer Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Map this location
Most people don't know that there are such deep waters so nearby, but the Norfolk Canyon is only 65 miles from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and ranges in depth from 4,300 - 9,800 feet! It is one of about 15 deep-sea canyons on the U.S. East coast. Around the turn of the 20th century it was thought that these deep canyons were uninhabited because of their cold water, lack of light, and intense pressures, but deep-sea sampling shows that these canyons are home to a remarkable variety of crabs, shrimps, corals, and fishes. This lab will introduce you to some of the common residents of these unique environments and will discuss what it takes to live under these conditions.

These family-friendly labs are provided by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve at VIMS. There is no charge; however, registration is required due to limited space. {{https://forms.wm.edu/form/view/1417/cdbb591d59011d4ecf208fa2d7191215,Register here}} or call 804-684-7878 for additional information.

[[v|mcGuire, Sarah McGuire]]