Person: Odalisca Breedy Shadid

Odalisca Breedy Shadid (she/her/ella) Title and Institution: Professor of Biology, Center for Research of Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR), Universidad de Costa Rica Odalisca Breedy is a biology professor at the Center for Research of Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR) at the Universidad de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica. Her research specializes in … Continued

Person: Diva Amon

Diva Amon (she/her) Title and Institution: Director, SpeSeas, Trinidad & Tobago, and Scientific Advisor, Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Bio: Diva Amon is a Caribbean marine biologist focused on the little-known habitats and animals of the deep ocean and how our actions are impacting them. She works at the nexus … Continued

Person: Beth Orcutt

Beth Orcutt (she/her) – CO-CHIEF SCIENTIST Title and Institution: Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine, USA Beth Orcutt is a Senior Research Scientist and interim Vice President for Research at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in the USA. She directs the Deep Biosphere Laboratory which specializes in the study of the life … Continued

Jorge Cortés-Núñez

Person: Jorge Cortés-Núñez

Jorge Cortés-Núñez (he/him) – CO-CHIEF SCIENTIST Title and Institution: Professor Emeritus of Biology, Center for Research of Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR), Universidad de Costa Rica Jorge Cortés is a researcher at the Center for Research in Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR) and Professor Emeritus at the School of Biology, University of Costa Rica. He … Continued

Page: Expression of Interest

Overview Schmidt Ocean Institute Research Priorities Expedition Locations Expedition Support Maximizing Vessel Utilization Data Management Expedition Outreach EOI Guidelines Review Process OVERVIEW Schmidt Ocean Institute Expression of Interest for R/V Falkor (too) Description Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) is soliciting expressions of interest (EOI) for collaborative, multidisciplinary research at any time and for any location and … Continued

Page: In the News – Winter 2023

In the News Dragonfish shows its ‘invisible teeth’ in fascinatingly scary video – Jan 10 An article in the Hindustan Times described a recent viral video of a dragonfish that SOI posted on social media platforms. San Diego scientists identify new fish species 6,000 feet under the sea – Feb 8 A team led by … Continued

Page: Virtual Swag – Winter 2023

Virtual Swag – Winter 2023 Click through to get your virtual swag bag including: Recipes from the Galley —Check out these recipes from our R/V Falkor (too) chefs: Lemon Saffron & Pistachio Cake Falkor Banana Bread Hit the beach with SOI Shoreside Staff while listening to artists like the Grateful Dead and Brandi Carlile. This … Continued

Page: SOI Imagery in the Open – Winter 2023

SOI Expeditions Take a Deep Dive in the New SubROV Video Game A new simulation game based on real-life ROV dive missions, SubROV, was released in December in collaboration with SOI. The game, developed by sqr3lab, puts players behind the control panel of an ROV to survey aquatic life, find shipwrecks, and more. Two of … Continued

Page: Science & Data Strides – Winter 2023

Four New Black Coral Species Described Following R/V Falkor Expedition Four new species of black corals from the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, collected during R/V Falkor’s 2020 expeditions, Seamounts, Canyons, and Coral Reefs of the Coral Sea and Northern Depths of the Great Barrier Reef, were recently described by Jeremy Horowitz of the … Continued

Page: Artist’s Corner – Winter 2023

SOI Artist-at-Sea Continues to Spotlight Mesophotic Corals Down Under Past Artist-at-Sea Ellie Hannon and multimedia correspondent Conor Ashleigh debuted an immersive installation of paintings, short films, and ceramics at the Half-light exhibit at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery in NSW, Australia, from October to December 2022. The exhibit was based on their time on R/V … Continued