Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2006 projects
Midwater research

Deepwater salps in Monterey Bay III

Project Manager and Lead Scientist: Laurence Madin

This project will be testing the hypothesis that salps increase the rate of carbon transport to the deep sea by converting ingested detrital or microbial carbon into fecal pellets. ROV dives will be used to collect these invertebrates for laboratory measurements and to estimate the natural abundance of salps.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009