Did you identify the scariest thing in the sea? Did you guess jelly, ctenophore, or maybe a salp?
You’d be wrong. One of the scariest things in the sea is trash that escapes from our homes, schools, and lives. If it’s hard for us to identify, you can see why animals like sea turtles, seabirds and others accidently eat trash.
The DEEPEND Research team aboard the R/V Point Sur, sent us a Postcard from the DEEPEND.
This lobster larva is just one of the many amazing creatures our Science Team will share with kids around the country during our Creep into the DEEPENDVirtual Research Mission September 28 to October 9.
Joins WhaleTimes at the DEEPEND, no floaties required!
Though we hoped to see many giant isopods so we could learn more about their vision. So far they have eluded us. Maybe on the next ROV dive or maybe the Medusa secretly videoed them dancing and singing after the ROV left! Wouldn’t that cool?
Dr. Tamara Frank
Chief Scientist and Deep-Sea Explorer
Creep into the Deep Mission:
Bioluminescence and Vision on the Deep Seafloor 2015 Expedition, NOAA-OER