Midwater Time Series
MBARI has been surveying the midwater and providing a quantitative analysis of the animals recorded on video from remotely operated vehicles (ROV) since 1993. With approximately one ROV Ventana dive per month, the time series measures the identity, abundance, and vertical distribution of the constituents of the midwater fauna at specific depths at one site in Monterey Bay. The data generated have been employed in a large number of publications and dissertations. The midwater time series is one of several data sets that will support a new biodiversity initiative that involves a large number of MBARI researchers.