Photo & Video Log
This page contains photos and videos taken during the Exploring the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea 2007 expedition to the world's most biologically diverse region, the Celebes Sea in the southern Philippines from September 27 to October 16, 2007. Click on any image to view a larger version and for additional information. If a movie camera icon is present, a QuickTime video can be viewed by clicking on the image. Other video formats are available on the linked pages. If a Podcast icon is present, a video or audio file is available for download or you can subscribe to the RSS Podcast Feed.
If a slideshow icon is present, a visual log of exploration images can be viewed. You can scroll through them one by one, or select the play button for an automatic slideshow.
(HR) = "High Resolution" images available.
Video & Slideshows
New marine species may have been discovered in the world's most biologically diverse region, the Celebes Sea.
See a slide show of what life aboard the Hydrogpaher Presbitero was like while searching for new species in the Celebes Sea.
Val Borja (white shirt) and Nick Loomis, MIT graduate student, get ready to lift the bongo nets. (HR)
This lovely red medusa, Atolla gigantea, was collected in midwater by the ROV and photographed in the bigger kreisel. (HR)
Nick Caloyianis photographs collected animals in the ROV's canisters underwater before the ROV is lifted aboard. (HR)
The ROV rescue party watches from the rubber boat as a diver hooks the disabled ROV onto the winch wire so that it can be hoisted onto the deck. (HR)
In borrowed finery, scientists amuse their shipmates and guests from Tawi-Tawi after the exhibition of traditional Muslim dances. (HR)
Image of the copepod Cosmocalanus dawinii, reconstructed with the digital holographic imaging system.
Dr. Cabell Davis readies his video plankton recorder (VPR) for its first cast in the Celebes Sea. (HR)
This is one vendor at the fish market that was selling "Imelda," an important local food fish. (HR)
Chief Scientist Larry Madin explains to high school students why it is important to study the deep-sea basin in the Celebes Sea. (HR)