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Chaytor, J.D., Demopoulos, A.W.J., ten Brink, U.S., Baxter, C., Quattrini, A.M., Brothers, D.S., (2016) Assessment of Canyon Wall Failure Process from Multibeam Bathymetry and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Observations, U.S. Atlantic Continental Margin, in: Lamarche, G., Mountjoy, J., Bull, S., Hubble, T., Krastel, S., Lane, E., Micallef, A., Moscardelli, L., Mueller, C., Pecher, I., Woelz, S. (Eds.), Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, 7th International Symposium. in press.


Demopoulos, A.W.J., and Sikkel, P.C., 2015, Enhanced understanding of ectoparasite-host trophic linkages on coral reefs through stable isotope analysis: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, v. 4, no. 1, p. 125-134. [Journal Abstract]


Demopoulos, A.W.J., J.R. Bourque, and J. Frometa. 2014. Biodiversity and community composition of sediment macrofauna associated with deep-sea Lophelia pertusa habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Res. I, 93:91-103. [Journal Abstract]

Fisher, C.R. A.W.J. Demopoulos, E.E. Cordes, I.B. Baums, H.K. White, J.R. Bourque. 2014. Coral communities as indicators of ecosystem-level impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Spill. BioScience 2014 64 (9): 796-807 doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu129 [Journal Abstract]

Henry, L., N. Frank, D. Hebbeln, C. Wienberg, L. Robinson, T. van de Flierdt, M. Dahl, M. Douarin, C. L. Morrison, M. López Correa, A. D. Rogers, M. Ruckelshausen, J.M. Roberts. 2014. Global ocean conveyor lowers extinction risk in the deep sea. Deep-Sea Research I, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2014.03.004.

Prouty, N. G., E. B. Roark, A. E. Koenig, A. W. J. Demopoulos, F. C. Batista, B. D. Kocar, D. Selby, M. D. McCarthy, and F. Mienis (2014), Deep-sea coral record of human impact on watershed quality in the Mississippi River Basin, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 28, doi:10.1002/2013GB004754. [Sound Waves Article] [Journal Article]

Prouty, N. G., Fisher, C. R., Demopoulos, A. W., & Druffel, E. R. In press. Growth rates and ages of deep-sea corals impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.10.021 [Journal Abstract]


Chaytor, J., Demopoulos, A.W.J., Ruppel, C. 2013. Exploring Undersea Terrain Off the Northern U.S. Atlantic Coast Via Telepresence-Enabled Research Cruise. [Sound Waves Article]

Coykendall, D.K, Morrison, C.L. 2013. Polymorphic microsatellite markers developed from next generation sequencing in the cold water coral - associated squat lobster species, Eumunida picta (Galatheoidea: Chirostylidae). Conservation Genetics Resources 5(2):495-498.

Robinson, L.F., Adkins, J.F., Frank, N., Gagnon, A.C, Prouty, N.G., and Roark, E.B. (2013) The geochemistry of deep-sea coral skeletons: a review of vital effects and applications for palaeoceanography. Deep Sea Res. II, 9: 184-198.


Galkiewicz, J.P., Stellick, S.H., Gray, M.A., and Kellogg, C.A., 2012. Cultured fungal associates from the deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa. Deep-Sea Research I, 67: 12-20. [Abstract]

Gray, M.A., Pratte, Z.A., and Kellogg, C.A., 2012. Comparison of DNA preservation methods for environmental bacterial-community samples. FEMS Microbiology Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12008. [Abstract]

Quattrini, A.M., Ross, S.W., Carlson, M.C.T., Nizinski, M.S. 2012. Megafaunal-habitat associations at a deep-sea coral mound off North Carolina, USA. Marine Biology, 159: 1079-1094.

Ross, S.W., Demopoulos, A.W.J., Kellogg, C.A., Morrison, C.L., Nizinski, M.S., Ames, C.L., Casazza, T.L., Gualtieri, D., Kovacs, K., McClain, J.P., Quattrini, A.M., Roa-Varón, A.Y., and Thaler, A.D., 2012, Deepwater Program: Studies of Gulf of Mexico lower continental slope communities related to chemosynthetic and hard substrate habitats: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1032, 301 p.

White, H.K., P. Hsing, W. Cho, T.M. Shank, E.E. Cordes, A.M. Quattrini, R.K. Nelson, R. Camilli, A.W.J. Demopoulos, C.R. German, J.M. Brooks, H.H. Roberts, W. Shedd, C.M. Reddy, and C.R. Fisher. 2012. Impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a deep-water coral community in the Gulf of Mexico. PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1118029109. [Journal Abstact]


Anker, A. and M. Nizinski. 2011. Description of a new deep-water species od Alpheus Fabricius, 1798 from the Gulf of Mexico (Crustacea, Decapoda, Alpheidae). Zootaxa 2925:49-56.

Galkiewicz, J.P., Z.A. Pratte, M.A. Gray, and C.A. Kellogg. 2011. Characterization of culturable bacteria isolated from the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 77:333-346.

Kellogg, C.A., 2011, Microbial ecology of deep-water mid-Atlantic canyons: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3102, 2 p.

M.A. Gray, R.P. Stone, M.R. McLaughlin, C.A. Kellogg. 2011. Microbial consortia of gorgonian corals from the Aleutian islands. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.01033.x. [Journal Abstract]

Morrison, C. L., S. W. Ross, M. S. Nizinski, S. Brooke, J. Jarnegren, R. G. Waller, R. L. Johnson, T. L. King. 2011. Genetic discontinuity among regional populations of Lophelia pertusa in the North Atlantic Ocean. Conserv. Genet. 12:713-729.

Sinclair, D. J., B. Williams, G. Allard, B. Ghaleb, S. Fallon, S.W. Ross , M. Risk. 2011. Reproducibility of trace element profiles in a specimen of the deep-water bamboo coral Keratoisis sp. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75: 5101-5121.

Vervoort , W., L.A. Henry and M.S. Nizinski, 2011. Redescription of the leptothecate hydroid Halecium macrocephalum Allman, 1877 (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa), Journal of Natural History, 45:2095-2104.


Demopoulos, A.W.J., D. Gualtieri, and K. Kovacs. 2010. Food-web structure of seep sediment macrobenthos from the Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research II 57:1972-1981. [Journal Abstract]

Kellogg, C.A. 2010. Enumeration of viruses and prokaryotes in deep-sea sediments and cold seeps of the Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research II 57: 2002-2007. Link to Article

Morrison, C.L., S.W. Ross, M.S. Nizinski, S. Brooke, R.G. Waller, R.L. Johnson and T.L. King. Genetic discontinuity among regional populations of Lophelia pertusa in the North Atlantic Ocean. Conservation Genetics, in press. COGE-10-137.

Olson JB, Kellogg CA (2010) Microbial ecology of corals, sponges, and algae in mesophotic coral environments. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 73:17-30. Link to Abstract

Prouty, N.G., E.B. Roark, N.A. Buster, and S.W. Ross. 2010. Growth-rate and Age Distribution of Deep-Sea Black Corals in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ecol. Progress. Ser. 423:101-115.


Kellogg, C.A. (2009). Gulf of Mexico Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystem Studies, 2008-2011. USGS Fact Sheet 2009-3094.

Kellogg, C. A. J.T. Lisle and J.P. Galkiewicz (2009) Culture-independent Characterization of Bacterial Communities Associated with the Cold-Water Coral Lophelia pertusa in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(8): 2294-2303. Link to Abstract

Nielsen, J.G., S.W. Ross and D.M. Cohen (2009) Atlantic occurrence of the genus Bellottia (Teleostei, Bythitidae) with two new species from the Western North Atlantic. Zootaxa 2018:45-57. Link to Article

Quattrini, A.M., M.L. Partyka and S.W. Ross (2009) Aspects of the reproductive biology of the skate Fenestraja plutonia (Garman) off North Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist 8(1):55-70. Link to Article

Ross, S.W. and A.M. Quattrini (2009) Deep-sea reef fish assemblage patterns on the Blake Plateau (Western North Atlantic Ocean). Marine Ecology 30(1):74-92. Link to Abstract   Link to Article


Casazza, T.L. and S.W. Ross (2008) Fishes associated with pelagic Sargassum and non-structured, open-water habitats in the Gulf Stream off North Carolina, USA. Fishery Bulletin 106(4):348-363. Link to Abstract

Fernholm, B. and A.M. Quattrini (2008) A New Species of Hagfish (Myxinidae: Eptatretus) Associated with Deep-Sea Coral Habitat in the Western North Atlantic. Copeia 2008(1):126-132. Link to Abstract

Gartner, J. V., Jr., K. J. Sulak, S. W. Ross, and A-M Necaise (2008) Persistent near-bottom aggregations of mesopelagic animals along the North Carolina and Virginia continental slopes. Marine Biology 153(5):825-841. Link to Abstract

Henry, L-A., M.S. Nizinski and S.W. Ross (2008) Occurrence and biogeography of hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from deep-water coral habitats off the southeastern United States. Deep-Sea Research I 55(6):788-800. Link to Article

Kellogg CA (2008) Microbial ecology of Lophelia pertusa in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In: Sulak KJ, Randall M, Luke KE, Norem AD, Miller JM (eds) Characterization of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Hard Bottom Communities with Emphasis on Lophelia Coral – Lophelia Reef Megafaunal Community Structure, Biotopes, Genetics, Microbial Ecology, and Geology (2004-2006). Open-File Report 2008-1148, USGS, Reston, VA.

Messing, C.G., J.K. Reed, S.D. Brooke and S.W. Ross (2008) Deep-Water Coral Reefs of the United States. p. 763-787. In: Riegl, B. & R.E. Dodge (eds.). Coral Reefs of the USA. Springer. 802 pp. Link to Abstract

Morrison, C.L., M.S. Eackles, R.L. Johnson and T. L. King (2008) Characterization of 13 microsatellite loci for the deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa (Linnaeus 1758) from the western North Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Molecular Ecology Resources 8(5):1037-1039. Link to Abstract


Brooks, R.A., M.S. Nizinski, S.W. Ross and K.J. Sulak (2007) Sublethal Injury Rate in a Deepwater Ophiuroid, Ophiacantha bidentata, an Important Component of Western Atlantic Lophelia reef communities. Marine Biology 152(2):307-314. Link to Abstract

Caruso, J.H., S.W. Ross, K.J. Sulak and G.R. Sedberry (2007) Deep-water chaunacid and lophiid anglerfishes (Pisces: Lophiiformes) off the Southeastern United States Journal of Fish Biology 70(4):1015-1026. Link to Abstract

McCosker, J.E. and S.W. Ross (2007) A New Deepwater Species of the Snake Eel Genus Ophichthus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from North Carolina. Copeia 2007(4):783-787. Link to Abstract

Partyka, M.L., S.W. Ross, A.M. Quattrini, G.R. Sedberry, T.W. Birdsong, J. Potter and S. Gottfried (2007) Southeastern United States Deep Sea Corals (SEADESC) Initiative: A Collaboration to Characterize Areas of Habitat-Forming Deep-Sea Corals. NOAA Tech. Memo. OAR OER 1. 176 pp. Link to Abstract

Ross, S.W., T.L. Casazza, A.M. Quattrini and K.J. Sulak (2007) Anguilliform larvae collected off North Carolina. Marine Biology 150(4):681-695. Link to Abstract

Ross, S.W. (2007) Unique deep-water ecosystems off the southeastern United States. Oceanography 20(4):130-139. Link to Article

Ross, S.W. and M.S. Nizinski (2007) State of Deep Coral Ecosystems in the U.S. Southeast Region: Cape Hatteras to southeastern Florida. p. 233-270, Ch 6 In: Lumsden, S.E., T.F. Hourigan, A.W. Bruckner and G. Dorr (Eds.). The State of Deep Coral Ecosystems of the United States. NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP-3. Silver Spring, MD. 365 pp. Link to Abstract

Ross, S.W. and A.M. Quattrini (2007) The Fish Fauna Associated with Deep Coral Banks off the Southeastern United States. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 54(6):975-1007. Link to Article

Williams, B., M.J. Risk, S.W. Ross and K.J. Sulak (2007) Stable isotope data from deep-water antipatharians: 400-year records from the southeastern coast of the United States of America. Bulletin of Marine Science 81(3):437-447. Link to Abstract


Quattrini, A.M. and S.W. Ross (2006) Fishes associated with North Carolina shelf-edge hardbottoms and initial assessment of a proposed marine protected area. Bulletin of Marine Science 79(1):137-163. Link to Abstract

Williams, B., M.J. Risk, S.W. Ross and K.J. Sulak (2006) Deep-water antipatharians: proxies of environmental change. Geology 34(9):773-776. Link to Article


Casazza, T.L., S.W. Ross, A-M. Necaise and K.J. Sulak (2005) Reproduction and mating behavior of the Atlantic flyingfish, Cheilopogon melanurus (Exocoetidae), off North Carolina. Bulletin of Marine Science 77(3):363-375. Link to Abstract

Meister, H.S., D.M. Wyanski, J.K. Loefer, S.W. Ross, A.M. Quattrini and K.J. Sulak (2005) Further Evidence for the Invasion and Establishment of Pterois volitans (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae) along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Southeastern Naturalist 4(2):193-206. Link to Article  Link to Abstract

Reed, J.K. and S.W. Ross (2005) Deep-water reefs off the southeastern U.S.: recent discoveries and research. Current 21(4):33-37. Link to Abstract


Chernova, N. V. and D. L. Stein. (2004) A remarkable new species of Psednos (Teleostei: Liparidae) from the western North Atlantic Ocean. Fishery Bulletin 102(2):245-250. Link to Article

Quattrini, A.M., S.W. Ross, K.J. Sulak, A-M. Necaise, T.L. Casazza, G. D. Dennis (2004) Marine fishes new to continental United States waters, North Carolina, and the Gulf of Mexico Southeastern Naturalist 3(1):155-172. Link to Abstract


Nielsen, J.G. and D.M. Cohen (2002) Notes on Bythites (Pisces, Bythitidae), with a new genus for B. hollisi. Archive of Fishery and Marine Research 50(1):49-54. Link to Abstract

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