Bioluminescence and Vision on the Deep Seafloor 2015

Mission Overview

From July 14 - July 27, 2015, scientists used their combined expertise in bioluminescence, taxonomy, visual ecology, imaging and molecular biology, together with the unique collecting capabilities and camera systems of the remotely operated vehicle, the Global Explorer, to continue studies of the deep-sea benthic environment in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Video Highlights

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July 19 - Dive 8

Purple holothurian, also known as a sea cucumber. Benthothuria funebris.

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July 24 - Dive 17

Deepwater skate, Acanthobatis folirostris. Video courtesy of NOAA Bioluminescence and Vision on the Deep Seafloor 2015.

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July 22 - Dive 14

Gastroptychus sitting on anthozoans. Video courtesy of NOAA Bioluminescence and Vision on the Deep Seafloor 2015.

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