Estimating the biomass of mesopelagic fish; sampling techniques and methods

The depth and unique characteristics of the Mesopelagic ecosystem (between 200 to 1000 metres depth), which is barely reached by light, have made it essential to combine several innovative technologies to estimate the mesopelagic [...]

Bacterial companions of mesopelagic fish and their promises for biotechnology applications

One core aim of the SUMMER project is the evaluation of the potential of mesopelagic fish for high-value products. Fish oil and fish meal, or protein concentrates, are only some well-known fishery by-products, which [...]

Why are there less mesopelagic fish towards the Arctic?

Mesopelagic fish have a wide distribution in the ocean twilight zone across the globe. However, their abundance decreases towards the pole, why? Langbehn et al. set out to find the answers, employing a mechanistic, state-dependent [...]

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Genetical analyses of oceanic squids

July 14th, 2022|0 Comments

Oceanic squids in the order Oegopsida are ecologically and economically important species in the open ocean. They are the most diverse group of cephalopods (24 families, morphologically different). They play important roles in the [...]

JETZON – an introduction

May 21st, 2022|0 Comments NOC scientists are recently back from a cruise to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain observatory in the North Atlantic where they have testing a prototype camera system developed as part of SUMMER. We can hopefully [...]

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