Creep into the Deep Missions

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Creep into the Deep™, takes your STEM curriculum to new depths!  Created in 2009, WhaleTimes’ Creep into the Deep  creates a connection between scientists and students. It also lets you bring deep-sea animals, exploration, and science into your classrooms in a unique and inviting way. What’s in the deep that a kid would like? Animals dressed in red velvet, some as transparent as glass, and others that flash and ripple with light so bright they could light a room. Every animal and discovery in the deep is weirder and more wonderful than the next. Only 5% of the ocean has been explored. In order to protect the ocean, there is so much more we must learn. Join us on a mission to investigate how the cool creatures that creep in the deep survive!

Designed for 3-6th grade classrooms. By participating in the program, students become Virtual Members of a deep sea mission, receive daily emails from scientists, photos, and answers to their questions.  Students even send their autographs into the abyss!

Creep into the DEEPEND™ 2017 news!

This summer you can sign up for a Creep into the DEEPEND Summer Camp at a museum or science center near you.

UPCOMING MISSIONS: 

Spring 2017: Creep into the DEEPEND (for 3-6th grade classrooms)

Summer 2017: Creep into the DEEPEND Summer Camps (for k-6th grade): This summer you can sign up for a Creep into the DEEPEND Summer Camp at a museum or science center near you. More information to come….

Research Project: Deep-Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico

Students become part of the DEEPEND Consortium, a group of deep-sea scientists investigating the biodiversity and distribution of animals in the Gulf of Mexico’s deep-sea ecosystem. The deep is by far the largest affected habitat from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The consortium includes more than 30 scientists from 11 different universities and agencies, led by Dr. Tracey Sutton (Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center). (Research funded by Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GOMRI) award number GOMRI2014-IV-914)

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RECENT MISSIONS:

July 2015: Creep into the DeepVision and Bioluminescence in the Deep-sea Benthos II, NOAA Ocean Exploration 
(Funded by NOAA-OER)

Students study vision and bioluminescence in animals living down to 6562 ft (2000 m) on the Northern West Florida escarpment and the base of the West Florida Escarpment in DeSoto Canyon when they join deep sea scientists, Tamara Frank and Charles Messing (NOVA Southeastern University Oceanographic Center), Edith Widder (Ocean Conservation and Research Association), Sonke Johnsen (Duke University), and Heather Bracken-Grissom (Florida International University).   (Research funded by NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, award number NA14OAR0110264)

Spring, & Fall 2015; Spring & Summer 2016: Creep into the DEEPEND™: Deep-Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico

DEEPENDwhtEmailStudents become part of the DEEPEND consortium, a group of deep-sea scientists investigating the biodiversity and distribution of animals in the Gulf of Mexico’s deep-sea ecosystem. The deep is by far the largest affected habitat from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The consortium includes more than 30 scientists from 11 different universities and agencies, led by Dr. Tracey Sutton (Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center). (Research funded by Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GOMRI) award number GOMRI2014-IV-914)

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