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Deep-Sea Respiration Expedition 2018 – Log 4

Deep-Sea Respiration Expedition 2018 – Log 4

Today is the last day of this research cruise. Our station is in the bay and we awoke to feeding whales surrounding the ship this morning. We will recover the MRS, put all our samples away, clean the lab, and head back to the beach. It has been a productive and interesting expedition for all the researchers, but we are looking forward to getting back home.

MBARI Collaborator Stephanie Bush (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History) is working on increasing the museum’s collection of deep-sea jellies. Here are a few of the deep-sea medusae we have collected during this expedition with the ROV Doc Ricketts. These specimens will go back to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and be added to their collection of deep-sea jellies.

About Deep-Sea Respiration Expedition 2018

August 8-16, 2018 – The Midwater Ecology Group is measuring oxygen consumption rates of select deep-sea animals using a custom-designed tool, the Midwater Respirometry System (MRS).