Gulf of California 2015 - Leg 3
George Matsumoto writes: My primary research interests are split between larvaceans and jellies. On the basis of MBARI’s 2003 Gulf of California expedition where we found thick layers of giant larvaceans at a depth of 15 meters, I have been hoping to investigate the fluid flow patterns within the inner filters of these animals.
The R/V Western Flyer set sail on Saturday, March 7th, at 7:00 a.m. for the third leg of the MBARI 2015 Gulf of California Expedition. Led by Steve Haddock, the science team of MBARI researchers and collaborators onboard during this leg specialize in molecular studies of “gelatinous zooplankton”—jellyfish-like siphonophores and ctenophores that can dominate midwater ecosystems.