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MBARI NEWS
January 21, 2015
SeeStar camera system beneath the Antarctic ice
SeeStar camera system mounted on a tripod beneath the Antarctic ice.

To build equipment that can operate reliably in the deep sea, MBARI engineers must often use expensive, high-tech materials and complex electronic-control systems. This makes it difficult for researchers at other institutions to build similar equipment, and thus for MBARI to fulfill its goal of sharing its technology with researchers around the world. However, MBARI engineers recently designed a new underwater camera and lighting system which they hope will be simple and inexpensive enough so that almost any researcher could build one.


Black sea devil anglerfish
Anglerfish, like this Melanocetus, are among the most rarely seen of all deep-sea fishes.

November 25, 2014

On Monday, November 17, MBARI Senior Scientist Bruce Robison was leading a dive using the remotely operated vehicle Doc Ricketts in Monterey Bay when he came across this amazing deep-sea anglerfish about 580 meters (1,900 feet) below the ocean surface. Robison commented, "This is the first time we've captured this fish on video in its habitat."     Read more

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