Sustainable Management of Mesopelagic Resources

SUMMER will establish a protocol to accurately estimate mesopelagic fish biomass, quantify the ecosystem services provided by the mesopelagic community (food, climate regulation and potential for bioactive compounds) and develop a decision support tool to measure the trade-offs between the different services.

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  • by summerh2020 2 weeks ago
    Salps are barrel-shaped, free-floating tunicates.  #Tunicates  are named after their unique covering "tunic", acting as an exoskeleton, which in  #salps 
  • by summerh2020 5 months ago
    You've probably hear of krill; small shrimp-like crustaceans that float around and filter-feed on  #phytoplankton  (algae, diatoms) and sometimes predate
  • by summerh2020 1 week ago
    Did you know that sperm whales' main diet is mesopelagic creatures? Their favorite meal is mesopelagic squid. Sperm whales (Physeter
  • by summerh2020 4 months ago
    Want to see the  #mesopelagiczone  for yourself? Lay your eyes upon this amazing infographic which was created for the SUMMER
  • by summerh2020 4 months ago
    The  #summerh2020  project is key to the fisheries of the future. Our partners at AZTI have recently written an article
  • by summerh2020 4 months ago
    Siphonophores are colonial jelly-like creatures, related to, but not to be mistaken for, jellyfish! A  #siphonophore  may look like a
  • by summerh2020 5 months ago
    What is small, silver, and lives in the mesopelagic zone? ️‍♂️ The fish species Mueller's pearlside (Maurolicus muelleri), of course!
  • by summerh2020 6 days ago
    The microbial food web may consist of small individuals, but together their combined power turns them into key players in
  • by summerh2020 3 months ago
    What can floating  #DNA  particles in the ocean tell us about fish behaviour? Recently, scientists at AZTI sampled ocean water
  • by summerh2020 1 month ago
    What can ocean productivity and seafloor depth tell us about the geographical distribution of different types of fish? A lot,
  • by summerh2020 2 months ago
    What is the "shadow zone" in the ocean? ️‍♀️ This is the zone in which the oxygen content in the
  • by summerh2020 2 months ago
    Do whales and dolphins (Cetaceans) eat mesopelagic organisms? Find out in our latest blogpost on our website, link in bio!
  • by summerh2020 3 months ago
    When thinking of deep sea fish, the first creature that comes to mind is likely the  #anglerfish , with a sharp
  • by summerh2020 4 months ago
    Why is open data so important and necessary for great science? This question is especially relevant for the worlds ocean,
  • by summerh2020 3 months ago
    The giant oarfish (Regalecus glesne) is an extremely strange and beautiful serpent-like seacreature. This fish makes its home in the
  • by summerh2020 3 months ago
    In this months blogpost, The University of St Andrews showcase their "Seaquest DSV", a sonar and visual sampler meant for
  • by summerh2020 4 weeks ago
    Happy World Ocean Day! For all ocean creatures, epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathypelagic and others, we hope this day raises awareness and
  • by summerh2020 2 months ago
    JETZON is the Joint Exploration of the Twilight Zone Ocean Network, endorsed by the United Nations  #OceanDecade ! SUMMER is one
  • by summerh2020 1 month ago
    Strawberry squid (Histioteuthis heteropsis) may look like a tentacled strawberry due to the photophore pattern on its body, but aside
  • by summerh2020 2 months ago
    Have you heard of the vampire squid? ‍♂️ The small cephalopod - Vampyroteuthis infernalis is a  #deepseacreature  which resides in