HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Revealing bizarre deep-sea secrets

PANAMA CITY, Fla.--On Saturday, Aug. 7, Harbor Branch marine biologists and others will set out from Panama City, Fla. on an expedition called Operation Deep Scope to study the fantastic life forms of four alien landscapes in the deep reaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The team will be using the most advanced array of imaging tools ever deployed in the deep sea with the goal of revealing never before seen animals, behaviors, and phenomena.

The expedition is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration, which was created to investigate the oceans for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Deep Scope will take place aboard Harbor Branch's Seward Johnson II research vessel and the Johnson-Sea-Link I submersible, which is capable of diving to 3,000 feet. Besides Harbor Branch scientists, the expedition will include researchers from Duke University; the University of Queensland, Australia; the Whitney Lab of the University of Florida; the University of Ulm, Germany; and Physical Science, Inc., in Andover, Mass.

"This is the first time we've ever been able to assemble a team like this, with such a range of tools," says Dr. Edith Widder, expedition co-leader and head of Harbor Branch's Biophotonics Center, "Some of these areas have never been explored before and for many of the scientists, this expedition is a dream come true."

The explorations will begin at Desoto Canyon where the team will study unexplored deepwater pinnacles about 120 miles south of Pensacola that support a diverse range of animals. Next they will visit a spectacular deepwater coral reef at a site known as Viosca Knoll. The third site is a community of chemosynthetic clams and worms that rely on methane-eating bacteria for nutrition. The worms are plentiful around the seeps and attract a number of predators such as fish and deep
'"/>

Contact: Mark Schrope
schrope@hboi.edu
772-216-0390
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
6-Aug-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Revealing the complex patterns of cardiac disease
2. Neuroscientist studies brains of bizarre-looking mammals
3. A bizarre new predatory dinosaur unearthed on Madagascar
4. Evidence for the impact of climate change on deep-sea biodiversity
5. There be dragons: New deep-sea predator species discovered
6. 1,136 scientists call for protection of deep-sea corals
7. Elusive cancer killers deep-sea hideout discovered after a nearly 20-year hunt
8. Startling deep-sea encounter with rare, massive Greenland shark
9. Fishing for photos of rare or unknown deep-sea creatures with an electronic jellyfish lure
10. Stealthy new deep-sea camera system may find new deep-sea creatures
11. Expedition to explore remarkable deep-sea mountain

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/23/2018)... ... August 21, 2018 , ... CRISPR-Cas9 gene ... types and species for the robust functional interrogation of complex biological processes. Gene ... T-cell based immunotherapies, the study of the autoimmunity, the understanding of host-pathogen dynamics ...
(Date:8/21/2018)... ... 21, 2018 , ... Whether it be online or through ... offering customers a successful experience. When browsing the new site in search ... with relevant details such as technical manuals, application notes, and instrument compatibility readily ...
(Date:8/15/2018)... ... ... Exalto Bearings UK , the manufacturer of high quality rubber-lined and ... management certification to BS EN ISO 9001:2015. This ISO standard is based on a ... to offer products and services of consistent high quality. , Over the last 20 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/29/2018)... , ... August 28, 2018 , ... ... retailer of contact lenses, has been ranked in 1138th place on the 27th ... companies. , The list represents the most successful companies within the American ...
(Date:8/29/2018)... ... August 28, 2018 , ... LabRoots , the leading ... world, is proud to announce the launch of a new gamification feature, allowing users ... to win one of LabRoots most popular shirts. , Throughout each month, LabRoots users ...
(Date:8/26/2018)... ... August 23, 2018 , ... LabRoots ... scientists from around the world, will host the 4th Annual Microbiology and Immunology ... industries and disciplines, encompassing various research areas including medicine, agriculture, and space. ...
(Date:8/23/2018)... Nev. (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2018 , ... ... TrialKit ™ for Android on September 1st, making it the first fully-featured app ... iOS and Android devices. Combined, iOS and Android constitute 99 percent of the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: