Four engineers standing in front of mesobot

OTZ Mission Updates

What's it like to dive into the ocean twilight zone? Climb aboard our research cruises to find out.

angler fish

Creature Feature: Anglerfish

When it comes to deep-sea weirdness, the Anglerfish takes the crown. Learn about the bizarre ways this creature mates, hunts, and more.

A Window Into the Twilight Zone

How do we explore this dark and remote part of the ocean? Find out in this documentary from National Geographic.

The $500 Billion Question

What's the dollar value of improving OTZ science? Turns out it has a few more zeros than you might expect.

Exploring to understand.
Informing to sustain.

History is rife with examples of how humans have squandered natural wealth like that contained in our ocean’s twilight zone. Our project combines exploration and research with policy and broad engagement so that we can make informed, thoughtful choices about our ocean, framed by equitable and sustainable use of this shared resource.



March 20, 2021