Azores Red Coral Project

In 2014, in conjunction with the University of the Azores, the University of the Algarve, GUE's divers and Global Sub Dive's resources, we teamed up to document and collect valuable samples of Red Coral in Portugal.

At depths between 30-100 meters, the team collected valuable samples and gathered several video surveys and footage of geologic formations. Dozens of species were recorded, including some invasive ones. The nearly 200 specimens collected will be used for validation of video surveys and for scientists like Dr. Joana Boavida to produce predictive habitat models.

 

Watch the Project Baseline team assisting scientists in the Azores, Portugal.