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Midwater Ecology Expedition 2018

This polychaete worm, Tomopteris sp. , is one of the species the Midwater Ecology group uses to study oxygen consumption in the Midwater Respirometry System (MRS).

Midwater Ecology Expedition 2018

This polychaete worm, Tomopteris sp., is one of the species the Midwater Ecology group uses to study oxygen consumption in the Midwater Respirometry System (MRS).

MBARI Expedition #452

Expedition goal: The main goal of this expedition is to expand ongoing research into the respiration rates (oxygen consumption) of deep-sea animals using the Midwater Respirometry System (MRS). The MRS will be deployed at a “shallow” (approximately 1,500 meters depth) and a “deep” (approximately 3,000 meters depth) mooring during the duration of the eight-day cruise. The group is also accompanied by MBARI partners from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, who are interested in observing and collecting select deep-sea organisms.

Expedition dates: November 9- 16, 2018

Ship: R/V Western Flyer

Research technology:  ROV Doc Ricketts, Midwater Respirometer System

Expedition chief scientist: Bruce Robison

About Midwater Ecology Expedition 2018

November 9-17, 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).