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.

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