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DEEPC Hawai’i Expedition 2018

Ctenophores (the “c” is silent, so it is pronounce “tee-no-fors”) are gelatinous marine predators that inhabit the ocean from the surface to great depths and one of the target species during this expedition.

DEEPC Hawai’i Expedition 2018

Ctenophores (the “c” is silent, so it is pronounce “tee-no-fors”) are gelatinous marine predators that inhabit the ocean from the surface to great depths and one of the target species during this expedition.

Expedition goal: We are part of an international team of scientists collaborating on the MBARI- and NSF-funded Diversity, Ecology, and Ecophysiology of Ctenophores (DEEPC) project. Members of the team are working to answer questions about the biochemical, physiological, and genetic adaptations that these organisms have evolved to help them survive and diversify in the deep sea.

Expedition dates: November 1- 12, 2018

Ship: R/V Kilo Moana

Research technology:  MiniROV, Tucker trawl net, blue-water scuba diving

Expedition chief scientist: Steve Haddock

About DEEPC Hawai’i Expedition 2018

November 1-12, 2018 – The Zooplankton biodiversity group is working to answer questions about the biochemical, physiological, and genetic adaptations that ctenophores have evolved to help them survive and diversify in the deep sea.