“Creating one new deep-sea instrument that can operate successfully in the field is hard enough to accomplish. This project took technology development to the next level and ultimately involved four different complex systems. I am proud to say after ten days at sea, these four pieces of equipment worked in concert with each other to achieve rapid, robust growth midwater biology exploration.”
While testing new technology, the team imaged and sampled many interesting (and perhaps new) midwater siphonophores, ctenophores, polychaetes, and other very delicate invertebrates. Take a look at some of these spectacular encounters in the 4K ROV highlights.