benthic biology expeditions
December 16-20, 2014
During this expedition, Senior Scientist Jim Barry and his research group will inspect the route along the Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS), a 52-kilometer-long (32-mile-long) submarine cable that provides electrical power and data connections for research instruments in the deep sea.
October 24-28, 2013
The benthic biology research group studies the biology and ecology of marine seafloor communities, with a goal of understanding interactions among environmental factors and biological adaptations that influence the survival, growth, and reproduction of organisms, ultimately determining their distribution and abundance. Their recent work emphasizes the influence of climate change on ocean animals and ecosystems.