Sustainability of Reef Fishes and Causes of Harmful Algal Blooms

Cruise Log

Allison Knight, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi


Red snapper is recognized as the most important (and controversial) reef fish species in the entire Gulf of Mexico.  Its popularity as a recreational sportfish...

Dr. Stacey D. Lyle, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

Discovering Lionfish

The DSSI Global Explorer MK3 ROV (remotely operated vehicle) operated from R/V Falkor captured video of an invasive venomous lionfish on an artificial reef. This...

Schmidt Ocean Institute/Deep Sea Systems International

“Rigs to Reefs”

In just a few days after being placed in the ocean, rigs (also known as platforms) have already attracted its first residents.  In time, a...

Dr. Stacey D. Lyle, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

A student perspective on research at sea

We are studying the oceanography of the Texas coast, focusing specifically on the distribution of phytoplankton and nutrients in the water column. High nutrients often...

Dr. Stacey D. Lyle, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Micro-ROV dives at the Liberty Ships site

Today, the Fisheries group at the Harte Research Institute (TAMU-CC) deployed their micro remote operated vehicle (ROV) at the Liberty Ships reef site MU-802. The...


Fish Populations on Artificial Reefs

The Gulf of Mexico has several “habitats of particular concern” (HAPC) for marine sea life. Essentially, HAPCs are those ecologically bountiful environments that are extremely...

Allison Knight, Texas A&M Unviersity- Corpus Christi

Hunting Red Algal Blooms

Dr. Michael Wetz, along with his undergraduate students are collecting water samples throughout the water column using a CTD (Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth) sensor. A...

Dr. Stacey D. Lyle at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Underway to Artificial Reefs

Does the word artificial mean "not real"?  Not in the case of artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.  Artificial reefs are definitely real to...