Ocean Twilight Zone Publications and Reports
Advances in Environmental DNA Sampling for Observing Ocean Twilight Zone Animal Diversity
Annette F. Govindarajan, Allan Adams, Elizabeth Allan, Santiago Herrera, Andone Lavery, Joel Llopiz, Luke McCartin, Dana R. Yoerger, and Weifeng Zhang. Published January 2023 in Oceanography.
Improved biodiversity detection using a large-volume environmental DNA sampler with in situ filtration and implications for marine eDNA sampling strategies
Annette F. Govindarajan, Luke McCartin, Allan Adams, Elizabeth Allan, Abhimanyu Belani, Rene Francolinia, Justin Fujii, Daniel Gomez-Ibañeze, Amy Kukulya, Fredrick Marin, Kaitlyn Tradd, Dana R. Yoerger, Jill M.McDermott, Santiago Herrera. Published September 2022 in Deep Sea Resaerch.
Biogeographic Variations In Diel Vertical Migration Determined From Multi-Frequency Acoustic Backscattering In The Northwest Atlantic Ocean
Peter Wiebe, Andone Lavery, Gareth Lawson. September 2022 in Deep Sea Research
Mesopelagic–epipelagic fish nexus in viability and feasibility of commercial‐scale mesopelagic fisheries
Melina Kourantidou and Di Jin. Published August 2022 in Natural Resource Modeling.
A twilight zone episode: historical expansion of the Soviet Union's fishing fleet and the exploitation of mesopelagic fisheries in the Southern Ocean
Slater Payne and Porter Hoagland. Published May 2022 in Ocean Yearbook.
The economic tradeoffs and ecological impacts associated with a potential mesopelagic fishery in the California Current
Sally Dowd, Melissa Chapman, Laura E. Koehn, Porter Hoagland. Published February 2022 in Ecological Applications.
Computationally efficient processing of in situ underwater digital holograms
Emma Cotter, Erin Fischell, Andone Lavery. Published June 2021 in Limnology and Oceanography.
The Functional and Ecological Significance of Deep Diving by Large Marine Predators
Camrin Braun,Martin Arostegui, Simon Thorrold, Yannis Papastamatiou, Peter Gaube, Jorge Fontes, and Pedro Afonso. Published August 2021 in the Annual Review of Marine Science
An operational overview of the EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing (EXPORTS) Northeast Pacific field deployment
Siegel, D., et al including Buesseler, K.O. Published July 2021 in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.
Review of the analysis of 234Th in small volume (2 - 4 L) seawater samples: improvements and recommendations.
Clevenger, S., Benitez-Nelson, C., Drysdale, J., Pike, S., Puigcorbe, V., Buesseler, K. Published June 2021 in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry.
Biogenic sinking particle fluxes and sediment trap collection efficiency at Ocean Station Papa
Estapa, M., Buesseler, K., Durkin, C.A., Omand, M., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Roca-Marti, M., Breves, E., Kelly R.P., Pike, S. Published June 2021 in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.
Classification of broadband target spectra in the mesopelagic using physics-informed machine learning
Emma Cotter, Christopher Bassett, and Andone Lavery. Published June 2021 in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Mesobot: A hybrid underwater robot for multidisciplinary investigation of the ocean twilight zone
Yoerger, D. R., Govindarajan, A. F., Howland, J., Llopiz, J. K., Wiebe, P. H., Curran, M., Fujii, J., Gomez-Ibanez, D., Katija, K., Robison, B. H., Hobson, B. W., Risi, M., & Rock, S. M. Published June 2021 in Science Robotics.
Twilight Zone Observation Network: A Distributed Observation Network for Sustained, Real-Time Interrogation of the Ocean’s Twilight Zone
Simon Thorrold, Allan Adams, Ann Bucklin , Ken Buesseler, Godi Fischer, Annette Govindarajan, Porter Hoagland, Di Jin, Andone Lavery, Joel Llopez, Larry Madin, Melissa Omand, Heidi Sosik, Peter Wiebe, Dana Yoerger, and Weifeng (Gordon) Zhang. Published May 2021 in Marine Technology Society Journal.
Comparison of mesopelagic organism abundance estimates using in situ target strength measurements and echo-counting techniques
Emma Cotter, Christopher Bassett, and Andone Lavery. Published April 2021 in JASA Express Letters.
Exploring the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect animal taxa in the mesopelagic zone
Annette F. Govindarajan, Rene D. Francolini, J. Michael Jech, Andone C. Lavery, Joel K. Llopiz, Peter H. Wiebe, and Weifeng (Gordon) Zhang. Published March 2021 in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
The Ocean Twilight Zone's Role in Climate
Ken Buesseler, Di Jin, Melina Kourantidou, David Levin, Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Philip Renaud. Published February 2021.
High resolution spatial and temporal measurements of particulate organic carbon flux using thorium-234 in the northeast Pacific Ocean during the EXPORTS field campaign.
Buesseler, K.O., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Roca-Marti, M., Wyatt, A.M., Resplandy, L., Clevenger, S.J., Drysdale, J.A., Estapa, M.L., Pike, S., Umhau, B.P. Published December 2020 in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.
The value of scientific research on the ocean's biological carbon pump
Di Jin, Porter Hoagland, and Ken Buesseler. Published December 2020 in Science of The Total Environment.
Marine animal tracking with classical and emerging localization algorithms
Dana Yoerger. Published November 2020 in Science Robotics.
Environmental DNA shedding and decay rates from diverse animal forms and thermal regimes
Elizabeth Andruszkiewicz Allan, Weifeng Gordon Zhang, Andone Lavery, Annette Govindarajan. Published September, 2020 in Environmental DNA.
Automatic Classification of Biological Targets in a Tidal Channel Using a Multibeam Sonar
Emma Cotter and Brian Polagye. Published August 2020 in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.
Frequency- and depth- dependent target strength measurements of individual mesopelagic scatterers
Christopher Bassett, Andone C. Lavery, Timothy K. Stanton, and Emma DeWitt Cotter. Published August, 2020 in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Metrics that matter for assessing the ocean biological carbon pump
Ken O. Buesseler, Philip W. Boyd, Erin E. Black, and David A. Siegel. Published May 2020 in PNAS.
The oceans’ twilight zone must be studied now, before it is too late
Adrian Martin, Philip Boyd, Ken Buesseler, Ivona Cetinic, Hervé Claustre, Sari Giering, Stephanie Henson, Xabier Irigoien, Iris Kriest, Laurent Memery, Carol Robinson, Grace Saba, Richard Sanders, David Siegel, María Villa-Alfageme & Lionel Guidi. Published March 2020 in Nature.
Mesoscale eddies release pelagic sharks from thermal constraints to foraging in the ocean twilight zone
Camrin D. Braun, Peter Gaube, Tane H. Sinclair-Taylor, Gregory B. Skomal, and Simon R. Thorrold. Published August 2019 in PNAS.
Value Beyond View: Illuminating the Human Benefits of the Ocean Twilight Zone
Hoagland, Porter; Jin, Di; Holland, Michael; Kostel, Ken; Taylor, Eric; Renier, Natalie; Holmes, Mark. Published January 2019.
2022 Ocean Twilight Zone Annual Report
Despite the many logistical challenges we faced during the global pandemic, I’m pleased to say that our team has made incredible progress in understanding the twilight zone’s global significance.
2021 Ocean Twilight Zone Annual Report
The Ocean Twilight Zone Project team has met the “new normal” of COVID-era research with remarkable creativity, pressing forward with innovative scientific work and a major public engagement campaign while prioritizing the safety and health of staff, students, and colleagues.
2020 Ocean Twilight Zone Annual Report
In the first two years of the Ocean Twilight Zone project, we formed a core, multi-disciplinary team of 12 scientists and developed an integrated work plan aligned with the project’s phase one theme: “initiate, accelerate, and engage.”
2019 Ocean Twilight Zone Annual Report
We have embarked on a bold new journey to explore one of our planet’s final frontiers—the ocean twilight zone, a vast, remote part of the ocean teeming with life, which remains shrouded in mystery.