The DEEPEND (Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico) project, a consortium of 15 institutions headed by Dr. Tracey Sutton (DoMES), had a tremendous showing at the recent Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GoMOSES) Conference in New Orleans, February 5-10. DEEPEND contributed 31 talks and posters, including presentations by NSU graduate students (Lindsay Freed, Richard Hartland, Nina Pruzinsky, and Matt Woodstock), postdocs (Andrea Bernard, Cole Easson, and Rosanna Milligan), and Faculty/Staff (April Cook, Kim Finnegan, Matt Johnston, Joe Lopez, Tammy Frank, Mahmood Shivji, and Tracey Sutton). Dr. Sutton chaired the GoMOSES session “Recovery from the Bottom Up: Rates, Processes and Connectivity in the Deep Gulf of Mexico.” NSU students Mike Novotny, Nina Pruzinsky, and Matt Woodstock kindly served as session volunteers during the meeting. Following GoMOSES, DEEPEND had an additional 10 presentations at the 2017 AGU/ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, HI. NSU presenting authors included April Cook, Tammy Frank, Matt Johnston, Joe Lopez, Rosanna Milligan, Mahmood Shivji. and Tracey Sutton. Drs. Milligan and Sutton chaired the ASLO session “Vertical Connectivity of the Pelagic Ocean: Understanding the Function and Services of Intermediate Trophic Levels.” In between these two meetings, Dr. Sutton co-authored a presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston entitled “Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon and IXTOC-I Marine Blowouts.”