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Matsumoto, G.I., L.M. Christianson, B.H. Robison, S.H.D. Haddock, and S.B. Johnson. 2022. Atolla reynoldsi sp. nov. (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa, Coronatae, Atollidae): A new species of coronate Scyphozoan found in the Eastern North Pacific Ocean. Animals, 12: 1–21.

Stenvers, V.I., R.E. Sherlock, K.R. Reisenbichler, and B.H. Robison. 2022. ROV observations reveal infection dynamics of gill parasites in midwater cephalopods. Scientific Reports, 12: 1–12.


Yoerger, D.R., A.F. Govindarajan, J.C. Howland, P.H. Wiebe, M. Curran, J. Fujii, D. Gomez-Ibanez, K. Katija, B.H. Robison, B.W. Hobson, M. Risi, and S.M. Rock. 2021. A hybrid underwater robot for multidisciplinary investigation of the ocean twilight zone. Science Robotics, 6(55): eabe1901.


Burford, B.P., and B.H. Robison. 2020. Bioluminescent backlighting illuminates the complex visual signals of a social squid in the deep sea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117: 8524–8531.

Davis, A.L., K.N. Thomas, F.E. Goetz, B.H. Robison, S. Johnsen, and K.J. Osborn. 2020. Ultra-black camouflage in deep-sea fishes. Current Biology, 30: 3470–3476.

Hoving, H. J. T., P. Neitzel, S. Christiansen, R. Kiko, B.H. Robison, P. Silva, and A. Körtzinger. 2020. In situ observations show vertical community structure of pelagic fauna in the eastern tropical North Atlantic off Cape Verde. Scientific Reports, 10: 1–14.

Katija, K., G. TroniJ. Daniels, K. Lance, R.E. Sherlock, A.D. Sherman, and B.H. Robison. 2020. Revealing enigmatic mucus structures in the deep sea using DeepPIV. Nature, 583: 78–82.

Matsumoto, G.I., B. Bentlage, R. Sherlock, K. Walz, and B.H. Robison. 2020. “Little red jellies” in Monterey Bay, California (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Trachymedusae: Rhopalonematidae). Frontiers in Marine Science, 6: 1–14.

Robison, B.H., R.E. Sherlock, K.R. Reisenbichler, and P.R. McGill. 2020. Running the gauntlet: Assessing the threats to vertical migrators. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7: 1–10.

Schwarz, R., U. Piatkowski, B.H. Robison, V.V. Laptikhovsky, and H.J. Hoving. 2020. Life history traits of the deep-sea pelagic cephalopods Japetella diaphana and Vampyroteuthis infernalis. Deep Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers, 164: 1–14.


Choy, C. A., B.H. Robison, T.O. Gagne, B.E. Erwin, E. Firl, R.U. Halden, J.A. Hamilton, K. Katija, S.E. Lisin, C. Rolsky, and K.S. Van Houtan. 2019. The vertical distribution and biological transport of marine microplastics across the epipelagic and mesopelagic water column. Scientific Reports, 9(7843): 1–9.

Daniels, J., A.D. Sherman, D. Graves, C.D. Kecy, D. Klimov, E. Erickson, B.H. Robison, and K. Katija. 2019. In situ 2D flow measurements and scanned 3D reconstructions in midwater and benthic environments using DeepPIV. Third Marine Imaging Workshop, Victoria, British Canada, June 24–28, 2019. Ocean Networks Canada, University of Victoria.

Zhang, Z., B.H. Robison, and S. Ramanathan. 2019. Marine biology requires a new line of inquiry in materials research. MRS Bulletin, 44: 597–599.


Christiansen, S., H.J. Hoving, F. Schütte, H. Hauss, J. Karstensen, A. Körtzinger, S.M. Schröder, L. Stemmann, B. Christiansen, M. Picheral, P. Brandt, B. Robison, R. Koch, and R. Kiko. 2018. Particulate matter flux interception in oceanic mesoscale eddies by the polychaete Poeobius sp.. Limnology and Oceanography, 63: 2093–2109.

Hoving, H.J.T., P. Neitzel, and B.H. Robison. 2018. In situ observations lead to the discovery of the large ctenophore Kiyohimea usagi (Lobata: Eurhamphaeidae) in the eastern tropical Atlantic. Zootaxa, 4526: 232–238.

Katija, K., A.D. Sherman, R.E. Sherlock, and B. Robison. 2018. DeepPIV reveals how mucus houses of deep-sea, giant Larvaceans are built. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 58(Issue suppl_1): 114.


Choy, C.A., S.H.D. Haddock, and B.H. Robison. 2017. Deep pelagic food web structure as revealed by in situ feeding observations. Proc Biol Sci, 284: 1–10.

Hoving, H.J.T., S.L. Bush, S.H.D. Haddock, and B.H. Robison. 2017. Bathyal feasting: post-spawning squid as a source of carbon for deep-sea benthic communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 1–5.

Katija, K., C.A. Choy, R.E. Sherlock, A.D. Sherman, and B.H. Robison. 2017. From the surface to the seafloor: How giant larvaceans transport microplastics into the deep sea. Science Advances, 3(8): 1–5.

Katija, K., R.E. Sherlock, A.D. Sherman, and B. Robison. 2017. New technology reveals the role of giant larvaceans in oceanic carbon cycling. Science Advances, 3: e1602374.

Sherlock, R.E., K.R. Walz, K.L. Schlining, and B.H. Robison. 2017. Morphology, ecology, and molecular biology of a new species of giant larvacean in the eastern North Pacific: Bathochordaeus mcnutti sp. nov. Marine Biology, 164: 20.

Sutton, T.T., M.R. Clark, D.C. Dunn, P.N. Halpin, A.D. Rogers, J. Guinotte, S.J. Bograd, M.V. Angel, J.A.A. Perez, K. Wishner, R.L. Haedrich, D.J. Lindsay, J.C. Drazen, A. Vereshchaka, U. Piatkowski, T. Morato, K. Błachowiak-Samołyk, B.H. Robison, K.M. Gjerde, A. Pierrot-Bults, P. Bernal, G. Reygondeau, and M. Heino. 2017. A global biogeographic classification of the mesopelagic zone. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 126: 85–102.

Thomas, K. N., B.H. Robison, and S. Johnsen. 2017. Two eyes for two purposes: in situ evidence for asymmetric vision in the cockeyed squids Histioteuthis heteropsis and Stigmatoteuthis dofleini. Philosophical Transactions B, 372: 1–9.


Fossette, S., K. Katija, J.A. Goldbogen, S. Bograd, W. Patry, M.J. Howard, T. Knowles, S.H.D. Haddock, L. Bedell, E.L. Hazen, B.H. Robison, T.A. Mooney, K.A. Shorter, T. Bastian, and A.C. Gleiss. 2016. How to tag a jellyfish? A methodological review and guidelines to successful jellyfish tagging. Journal of Plankton Research, 38: 1347–1363.

Hoving, H.J.T., and B.H. Robison. 2016. Deep-sea in situ observations of gonatid squid and their prey reveal high occurrence of cannibalism. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 116: 94–98.

Reisenbichler, K.R., M.R. Chaffey, F. Cazenave, R.S. McEwen, R.G. Henthorn, R.E. Sherlock, and B.H. Robison. 2016. Automating MBARI's midwater time-series video surveys: The transition from ROV to AUV. Marine Technology Society / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Oceans Conference, 2016: 1–9.

Sherlock, R.E., K.R. Walz, and B.H. Robison. 2016. The first definitive record of the giant larvacean, Bathochordaeus charon, since its original description in 1900 and a range extension to the northeast Pacific Ocean. Marine Biodiversity Records, 9: 1–10.


Trueblood, L.A., S. Zylinski, B.A. Seibel, and B.H. Robison. 2015. An ethogram of the Humboldt squid Dosidicus gigas Orbigny (1835) as observed from remotely operated vehicles. Behaviour, 152: 1911–1932.


Burford, B.P., B.H. Robison, and R.E. Sherlock. 2014. Behaviour and mimicry in the juvenile and subadult life stages of the mesopelagic squid Chiroteuthis calyx. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 95: 1221–1235.

Stewart, J.S., E.L. Hazen, S.J. Bograd, J.E.K. Byrnes, D.G. Foley, W.F. Gilly, B.H. Robison, and J.C. Field. 2014. Combined climate- and prey-mediated range expansion of Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas), a large marine predator in the California Current System. Global Change Biology, 20: 1832–1843.


Hoving, H.J.T., L.D. Zeidberg, M.C. Benfield, S.L. Bush, B.H. Robison, and M. Vecchione. 2013. First in situ observations of the deep-sea squid Grimalditeuthis bonplandi reveal unique use of tentacles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280: 20131463.


Bush, S.L., H.J.T. Hoving, C.L. Huffard, B.H. Robison, and L.D. Zeidberg. 2012. Brooding and sperm storage by the deep-sea squid Bathyteuthis berryi (Cephalopoda: Decapodiformes). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 92: 1629–1636.

Vernet, M., K.L. Smith Jr., A.O. Cefarelli, J.J. Helly, R.S. Kaufmann, H. Lin, D.G. Long, A.E. Murray, B.H. Robison, H.A. Ruhl, T.J. Shaw, A.D. Sherman, J. Sprintall, G.R. Stephenson Jr., K.M. Stuart, and B.S. Twining. 2012. Islands of ice: Influence of free-drifting Antarctic icebergs on pelagic marine ecosystems. Oceanography, 25: 38–39.


Ferrario, M.E., A.O. Cefarelli, B. Robison, and M. Vernet. 2011. Thalassioneis signyensis (Bacillariophyceae) from northwest Weddell Sea icebergs, an emendation of the generic description. Journal of Phycology, 48: 222–230.

Hull, P.M., K.J. Osborn, R.D. Norris, and B.H. Robison. 2011. Seasonality and depth distribution of a mesopelagic foraminifer, Hastigerinella digitata, in Monterey Bay, California. Limnology and Oceanography, 56: 562–576.

Kaufmann, R.S., B.H. Robison, R.E. Sherlock, K.R. Reisenbichler, and K.J. Osborn. 2011. Composition and structure of macrozooplankton and micronekton communities in the vicinity of free-drifting Antarctic icebergs. Deep-Sea Research II, 58: 1469–1484.

Sherlock, R.E., K.R. Reisenbichler, S.L. Bush, K.J. Osborn, and B.H. Robison. 2011. Near-field zooplankton, ice-face biota and proximal hydrography of free-drifting Antarctic icebergs. Deep-Sea Research II, 58: 1457–1468.


Burd, A.B., D.A. Hansell, D.K. Steinberg, T.R. Anderson, J. Aristegui, F. Baltar, S.R. Beaupre, K.O. Buesseler, F. DeHairs, G.A. Jackson, D.C. Kadko, R. Koppelmann, R. Lampitt, T. Nagata, T. Reinthaler, C. Robinson, B. Robison, C. Tamburini, and T. Tanaka. 2010. Assessing the apparent imbalance between geochemical and biochemical indicators of meso- and bathypelagic biological activity: What the @$#! is wrong with present calculations of carbon budgets? Deep-Sea Research Part II, 57: 1557–1571.

Robinson, C., D.K. Steinberg, T.R. Anderson, J. Aristegui, C.A. Carlson, J.R. Frost, J.F. Ghiglione, S. Hernandez-Leon, G.A. Jackson, R. Koppelmann, B. Queguiner, O. Ragueneau, F. Rassoulzadegan, B. Robison, C. Tamburini, T. Tanaka, K.F. Wishner, and J. Zhang. 2010. Mesopelagic zone ecology and biogeochemistry - a synthesis. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 57: 1504–1518.


Bush, S.L., B.H. Robison, and R.L. Caldwell. 2009. Behaving in the dark: Locomotor, chromatic, postural, and bioluminescent behaviors of the deep-sea squid Octopoteuthis deletron Young 1972. Biological Bulletin, 216: 7–22.

Kirkwood, W., M. Chaffey, E. Mellinger, D. Au, S. Etchemendy, and B. Robison. 2009. ROV Tiburon: An ocean research platform developed with an integrated science and engineering vision. Journal of Ocean Technology, 4: 16–30.

Robison, B. 2009. Essay: Using submersibles to find life. Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas: 351.

Robison, B., and W.M. Hamner. Pocket basins, and deep-sea speciation. In Encyclopedia of Islands, edited by R.G. Gillespie, D.A. Clague, 755–757. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.

Skikne, S.A., R.E. Sherlock, and B.H. Robison. 2009. Uptake of dissolved organic matter by ephyrae of two species of scyphomedusae. Journal of Plankton Research, 31: 1563–1570.

Swift, H.F., W.M. Hamner, B.H. Robison, and L.P. Madin. 2009. Feeding behavior of the ctenophore Thalassocalyce inconstans: Revision of anatomy of the order Thalassocalycida. Marine Biology, 156: 1049–1056.


Zeidberg, L. D., and B. Robison. 2008. Reply to Watters et al.: Range expansion by the Humboldt squid. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online, 105.


Drazen, J.C., K.R. Reisenbichler, and B.H. Robison. 2007. A comparison of absorption and assimilation efficiencies between four species of shallow- and deep-living fishes. Marine Biology, 151: 1551–1558.

Osborn, K.J., G.W. Rouse, S.K. Goffredi, and B.H. Robison. 2007. Description and relationships of Chaetopterus pugaporcinus, an unusual pelagic polychaete (Annelida, Chaetopteridae). Biological Bulletin, 212: 40–54.

Smith Jr., K.L., B.H. Robison, J.J. Helly, R.S. Kaufmann, H.A. Ruhl, T.J. Shaw, B.S. Twining, and M. Vernet. 2007. Free-drifting icebergs: Hot spots of chemical and biological enrichment in the Weddell Sea. Science, 317: 478–485.

Zeidberg, L.D., and B.H. Robison. 2007. Invasive range expansion by the Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas, in the eastern North Pacific. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104: 12948–12950.


Edgington, D.R., I. Kerkez, D. Oliver, D. Cline, R.E. Sherlock, B.H. Robison, L. Kuhnz, M.A. Ranzato, and P. Perona. 2006. Detecting, tracking and classifying animals in underwater video. Ocean Sciences Meeting.

Gilly, W.F., U. Markaida, C.H. Baxter, B.A. Block, A. Boustany, L.D. Zeidberg, K.R. Reisenbichler, B.H. Robison, G. Bazzino, and C. Salinas. 2006. Vertical and horizontal migrations by the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas revealed by electronic tagging. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 324: 1–17.


Edgington, D.R., D. Oliver, D. Cline, R.E. Sherlock, B.H. Robison, M.A. Ranzato, and P. Perona. 2005. Automated annotation of midwater video transects: Taking a look at the distribution of Poeobius meseres in Monterey Bay during and after an El Niño. ASLO Summer Meeting.

Edgington, D.R., I. Kerkez, D. Oliver, D. Cline, R.E. Sherlock, B.H. Robison, L. Kuhnz, D. Walther, M.A. Ranzato, and P. Perona. 2005. Detection and classification of selected midwater and benthic organisms in underwater video. Proceedings of the International Ocean Research Conference.

Hopcroft, R.R., and B.H. Robison. 2005. New mesopelagic larvaceans in the genus Fritillaria from Monterey Bay, California. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 85: 655–678.

Raskoff, K.A., and B.H. Robison. 2005. A novel mutualistic relationship between a doliolid and a cnidarian, Bythotiara dolioeques sp. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 85: 583–593.

Robison, B.H., K.A. Raskoff, and R.E. Sherlock. 2005. Adaptations for living deep: A new, bathypelagic doliolid from the eastern North Pacific. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 85: 595–602.

Robison, B.H., K.A. Raskoff, and R.E. Sherlock. 2005. Ecological substrate in midwater: Doliolula equus, a new mesopelagic tunicate. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 85: 655–663.

Shulman, I., D.J. McGillicuddy Jr., M.A. Moline, S.H.D. Haddock, J.C. Kindle, D. Nechaev, and M.W. Phelps. 2005. Bioluminescence intensity modeling and sampling strategy optimization. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 22: 1267–1281.

Widder, E.A., B.H. Robison, K.R. Reisenbichler, and S.H.D. Haddock. 2005. Using red light for in situ observations of deep-sea fishes. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 52: 2077–2085.


Drazen, J.C., and B.H. Robison. 2004. Direct observations of the association between a deep-sea fish and a giant scyphomedusa. Journal of Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 37: 209–214.

Gutowska, M.A., J.C. Drazen, and B.H. Robison. 2004. Digestive chitinolytic activity in marine fishes of Monterey Bay, California. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 139: 351–358.

Lancraft, T.M., K.R. Reisenbichler, B.H. Robison, T.L. Hopkins, and J.J. Torres. 2004. A krill-dominated micronekton and macrozooplankton community in Croker Passage, Antarctica with an estimate of fish predation. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 51: 2247–2260.

National Research Council (B.H. Robison was a member of the committee and co-author of the report). Future needs in deep submergence science: occupied and unoccupied vehicles in basic ocean research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2004.

Robison, B.H. 2004. Book Review- Beyond the outer shores: The untold odyssey of Ed Ricketts, the pioneering ecologist who inspired John Steinbeck and Joseph Campbell, by Eric Enno Tamm. American Scientist, 92: 568–569.

Seibel, B.A., S.K. Goffredi, J.J. Childress, E.V. Thuesen, and B.H. Robison. 2004. Ammonium content and buoyancy in midwater cephalopods.. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 313: 375–387.

Widder, E.A., and B.H. Robison. 2004. Eye-In-The-Sea: A deep sea observatory for unobtrusive observations of animal behavior. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography/American Geophysical Union Ocean Research Conference: 173.


Robison, B.H., K.R. Reisenbichler, J.C. Hunt, and S.H.D. Haddock. 2003. Light Production by the Arm Tips of the Deep-Sea Cephalopod Vampyroteuthis infernalis. The Biological Bulletin, 205: 102–109.


Robison, B.H. 2002. Submersibles in oceanographic research. Oceanographic History: the Pacific and Beyond. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on the History of Oceanography: 556.


Case, J.F., P.J. Herring, B.H. Robison, S.H.D. Haddock, L.J. Kricka, and P.E. Stanley. 2001. Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence 2000: 517.

Haddock, S.H.D., TJ. Rivers, and B.H. Robison. 2001. Can coelenterates make coelenterazine? Dietary requirement for luciferin in cnidarian bioluminescence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 98: 11148–11151.

Harbison, G.R., G.I. Matsumoto, and B.H. Robison. 2001. Lampocteis cruentiventer gen. nov., sp. nov.: A new mesopelagic lobate ctenophore, representing the type of a new family (Class Tentaculata, Order Lobata, Family Lampoctenidae, fam. nov.). Bulletin of Marine Science, 68: 299–311.

Robison, B.H. 2001. Water column life. Atlas of the ocean: the deep frontier: 98–99.


Hunt, J.C., L.D. Zeidberg, W.M. Hamner, and B.H. Robison. 2000. The behaviour of Loligo opalescens (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) as observed by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 80: 873–883.

Robison, B.H. 2000. The coevolution of undersea vehicles and deep-sea research. Marine Technology Society Journal, 33: 69–73.

Silguero, J.M.B., and B.H. Robison. 2000. Seasonal abundance and vertical distribution of mesopelagic calycophoran siphonophores in Monterey Bay, CA. Journal of Plankton Research, 22: 1139–1153.


Hopcroft, R.R., and B.H. Robison. 1999. A new mesopelagic larvacean, Mesochordawis erythrocephalus, sp. nov., from Monterey Bay, with a description of its filtering house. Journal of Plankton Research, 21: 1923–1937.

Robison, B.H., and J. Connor. 1999. The deep sea. Monterey Bay Aquarium Natural History Series: 80.


Robison, B.H., K.R. Reisenbichler, R.E. Sherlock, J.M.B. Silguero, and F.P. Chavez. 1998. Seasonal abundance of the siphonophore, Nanomia bijuga, in Monterey Bay. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 45: 1741–1751.