MBARI partners with Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to study deep seafloor animals
August 25, 2016
From August 24 to 28, 2016, researchers from MBARI and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary conducted research on the deep seafloor of the Sanctuary. Led by MBARI marine biologist Jim Barry and Sanctuary Research Coordinator Andrew DeVogelaere the team of scientists used MBARI’s research vessel Western Flyer and the remotely operated vehicle Doc Ricketts to record video observations and conducting experiments on the seafloor at depths of 200 to 3,000 meters. They also revisited Sur Ridge, a place of incredible deep-sea coral and sponge assemblages.
You can read daily notes on these dives on the Sanctuary’s web site.