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Bathynomus new species (Family Cirolanidae)

Despite a stormy start thanks to Cyclone Marcus, scientists who participated in the South Java Deep Sea Biodiversity Expedition 2018 (SJADES 2018) have collected more than 12,000 creatures during a 14-day voyage to survey the unexplored deep seas off the southern coast of West Java, Indonesia.

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A white shark filmed off the Central California Coast, where they are tagged each fall and winter.

Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor set sail on a first-of-its-kind expedition April 20th carrying a multi-disciplinary team of scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the White Shark Café, recognized in a 2016 UNESCO/IUCN reportUNESCO/IUCN report as a potential World Heritage site, acknowledging the unique importance of this region for white shark biology.

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Image of Long Range Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (LRAUVs) in pre-testing before the expedition. The robots were programmed with missions to detect features inside the eddy. When a feature was discovered, the LRAUVs locked in, tracking the feature for days at a time. Image Credit: Elisha M Wood-Charlson / University of Hawai‘i Mānoa. Credit: Elisha M Wood-Charlson/ University of Hawai‘i Mānoa

Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor arrives with unprecedented detail of microbial communities found in Eddy fields using new underwater vehicles.

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