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 3 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
    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 3 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
    Scientists found that mesopelagic fishes placement in the ocean column correlated with the waters oxygen contents. However, correlation and causality
  • by summerh2020 1 month ago
    The giant oarfish (Regalecus glesne) is an extremely strange and beautiful serpent-like seacreature. This fish makes its home in the
  • by summerh2020 2 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 2 weeks ago
    Have you heard of the vampire squid? ‍♂️ The small cephalopod - Vampyroteuthis infernalis is a  #deepseacreature  which resides in
  • by summerh2020 2 months ago
    Want to see the  #mesopelagiczone  for yourself? Lay your eyes upon this amazing infographic which was created for the SUMMER
  • by summerh2020 3 weeks ago
    What is the "shadow zone" in the ocean? ️‍♀️ This is the zone in which the oxygen content in the
  • by summerh2020 4 months ago
    Lanternfish (Myctophids) are small  #mesopelagic  fish belonging to the large family Myctophidae. There are over 246 species of  #lanternfish , and
  • by summerh2020 2 months ago
    When thinking of deep sea fish, the first creature that comes to mind is likely the  #anglerfish , with a sharp
  • by summerh2020 3 months ago
    The Hatchetfish has a different body than "normal" fish in the mesopelagic zone. They are very thin, and have long
  • by summerh2020 5 days ago
    Do whales and dolphins (Cetaceans) eat mesopelagic organisms? Find out in our latest blogpost on our website, link in bio!
  • by summerh2020 5 months ago
    5 Facts About Mesopelagic Fish!  #SINTEF  Ocean has written December's blogpost on the  #summerh2020  webpage (link in bio) - containing
  • by summerh2020 4 months ago
    Previously, the ocean has been studied in layers with most of the efforts being led at the epipelagic zone, the
  • by summerh2020 3 months ago
    What is small, silver, and lives in the mesopelagic zone? ️‍♂️ The fish species Mueller's pearlside (Maurolicus muelleri), of course!
  • by summerh2020 4 months ago
    Keep an eye out for  #mesopelagic  species the following weeks! . . .  #deepseacreatures   #deepsea   #summerh2020   #deepseafish   #deepseabiology   #mesopelagicfish   #mesopelagiczone 
  • by summerh2020 2 months ago
    In this months blogpost, The University of St Andrews showcase their "Seaquest DSV", a sonar and visual sampler meant for
  • by summerh2020 5 months ago
    Did you know most mesopelagic organisms produce their own light through a process called bioluminescence? ✨ Bioluminescence is extremely normal
  • by summerh2020 4 weeks ago
    What can floating  #DNA  particles in the ocean tell us about fish behaviour? Recently, scientists at AZTI sampled ocean water