Posts Tagged ‘imaging’

Bringing Light to the Twilight Zone

Many animals build complex structures for protection or to capture food, but very few are built exclusively from materials that the animals themselves produce. In the twilight zone, structures made of mucus are quite common and serve many vital functions, but little is known about them because of their fragility and transparency. Now, our friends at the Monterey…

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The Deep-See Peers into the Depths: A new vehicle illuminates life hidden in the ocean twilight zone

WHOI mechanical engineer Kaitlyn Tradd sits on the new towed vehicle Deep-See

In the ocean’s shadowy depths lies one of the Earth’s last frontiers: the ocean twilight zone. It’s a vast swath of water extending throughout the world’s oceans from 650 to 3,280 feet (200 to 1,000 meters) below the surface, and it abounds with life: small but fierce-looking fish, giant glowing jellies, and microscopic animals that feed marine life higher up the ocean’s food web.

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