Ocean Twilight Zone Publications and Reports
Kelsey Bisson, Helena McMonagle, Ilysa Iglesias, Svenja Halfter & Natalya Gallo. Published May 2023 in Nature Communications Earth & Environment.
Abundance and Biovolume of Taxonomically-Resolved Phytoplankton and Microzooplankton Imaged Continuously Underway with an Imaging FlowCytobot Along the NES-LTER Transect in Winter 2018
Heidi Sosik, Emily Peacock, Miraflor Santos. Published May 2023 in the Environmental Data Initiative.
Particle size distribution at Ocean Station Papa from nanometers to millimeters constrained with intercomparison of seven methods
Xiaodong Zhang, Yannick Huot, Deric Gray, Heidi M. Sosik, David Siegel, Lianbo Hu, Yuanheng Xiong, E. Taylor Crockford, Geneviève Potvin, Andrew McDonnell, Collin Roesler. Published April 2023 in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Andruszkiewicz Allan, Weifeng Gordon Zhang, Andone Lavery, Annette Govindarajan. Published September, 2020 in Environmental DNA.
Christopher Bassett, Andone C. Lavery, Timothy K. Stanton, and Emma DeWitt Cotter. Published August, 2020 in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
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.
Hoagland, Porter; Jin, Di; Holland, Michael; Kostel, Ken; Taylor, Eric; Renier, Natalie; Holmes, Mark. Published January 2019.
Over the past year, WHOI’s Ocean Twilight Zone project has produced several major scientific advances. In addition to our scientists’ work being featured in prestigious journals (and in our long-awaited children’s book), we conducted an extraordinary three-ship cruise to study the twilight zone (TZ) in detail; deployed the first moorings of our ambitious Twilight Zone Observation Network; and created comprehensive datasets in the zone that have never been seen before at this level of detail.
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.