Peter Etnoyer

Peter Etnoyer

Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Resaearch
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (United States of America)

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Dr. Peter Etnoyer has expertise in octocoral systematics, deep benthic survey techniques, and geographic information systems (GIS). He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Duke University, and a PhD from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. His master's research used GIS to design marine protected area networks in the Philippines and Caribbean. His PhD dissertation research examined the diversity and distribution of deep-water octocorals (mostly sea fans, or gorgonians) using a large dataset of ROV images on and around Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.


  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Coral injuries observed at Mesophotic Reefs after the Deepwater Horizon oil discharge | article
Silva M, Etnoyer PJ, MacDonald IR (2016)
Deep Sea Res Part 2 Trop Stud Oceanogr 129:96-107

Decline in condition of gorgonian octocorals on mesophotic reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico: before and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill | article
Etnoyer PJ, Wickes LN, Silva M, Dubick JD, Balthis L, Salgado E, MacDonald IR (2016)
Coral Reefs 35:77-90

Rapid Assessment of Octocoral Diversity and Habitat on Saba Bank, Netherlands Antilles | article
Etnoyer PJ, Wirshing HH, Sanchez JA (2010)
PLoS ONE 5:e10668

Toxicity of oil and dispersant on the deep water gorgonian octocoral Swiftia exserta, with implications for the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oi... | article
Frometa J, DeLorenzo ME, Pisarski EC, Etnoyer PJ (2017)
Marine Pollution Bulletin 122:91-99

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