Enrique is a NOAA Biologist specializing in coral aquaria, and will be collecting live deep sea coral specimens, such as Lophelia pertusa, and transporting them back to Dr. Peter Etnoyer’s lab in Charleston, SC. He will be working in a refrigerated lab equipped with cold seawater tanks, where the corals will reside. Chemical and physical conditions will be maintained as close as possible to their natural habitat. He will also analyze ROV video and imagery to further understanding of deep marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico.