Furthering marine research through the peer efforts of scientists and engineers
November 17, 2014
Farley Shane with model ROV
Mechanical Engineer Farley Shane was part of a team from MBARI that helped construct a model of a remotely operated vehicle for the new "Mission to the Deep" exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

What’s it like to explore the depths of Monterey Canyon? Embark on a virtual deep-sea expedition starting November 22 when the Monterey Bay Aquarium opens its re-imagined “Mission to the Deep” exhibit, highlighting the valuable work of its partners at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).

Stern of the wreck of the barge Umpqua II
This image shows the stern of the barge Umpqua II almost 1,700 meters below the sea surface.

November 5, 2014

During a recent expedition to map earthquake faults in Monterey Bay, MBARI researchers discovered the wreck of a barge on the muddy seafloor. The barge Umpqua II was about 1,700 meters (one mile) below the ocean surface. The wreck may prove useful to researchers studying the long-term effects of the deep sea on man-made objects, as well as the effects of these objects on the marine environment.     Read more

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Kris Walz with mini-ROVMBARI deep-sea biologists take a close look at midwater animals during week-long research cruise.
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