Posts by Veronique LaCapra

Dissecting the Deep-See

The Deep-See is a new, sensor-filled platform for observing animals in the ocean twilight zone and estimating their biomass (amount) and biodiversity (species or type). The vehicle is towed behind a research ship using an electro-optical cable that can transmit data back to scientists on board in real time. Weighing about 2,500 pounds and extending 16 feet…

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Video: WHOI’s First Twilight Zone Expedition

9/6/18 — The ocean twilight zone abounds with life but has remained largely unexplored. A team of researchers led by WHOI acoustic oceanographer Andone Lavery recently returned from the first expedition to explore this fascinating region with fresh “eyes”: a new towed vehicle called the Deep-See.

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Some Heavy Lifting

9/5/18 — WHOI mechanical engineer Kaitlyn Tradd directs deck operations on the NOAA research vessel Henry B. Bigelow during a recovery of the towed vehicle Deep-See. Tradd helped to develop and build the new 2,500-pound, instrument-laden vehicle, which is designed to be towed behind a ship using a special electro-optical cable that can transmit data…

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