The Bilbao metro turns into the mesopelagic zone.

Metro Bilbao is hosting a photographic exhibition about the most fascinating creatures that inhabit the mesopelagic zone, between 200 and 1,000 metres deep.     The exhibition has been organized by AZTI scientific and technology [...]

Creature Spotlight: Siphonophore

Siphonophores may be some of the most unique and fascinating creatures residing in the mesopelagic zone. Instead of being a single organism, they are actually colonial, super-organisms consisting of several individuals that function together as [...]

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Creature Spotlight: Tuna

January 22nd, 2023|0 Comments

Tunas are some of the most commercially important, and valuable fish worldwide. They belong to the mackerel family, and there are currently 8 different recognized tuna species. Tunas are also one of the most [...]

Creature Spotlight: Lancetfish

January 16th, 2023|0 Comments

Lancetfishes (family Alepisauridae) are one of the largest fishes inhabiting the mesopelagic zone. They are characterised by their incredibly high dorsal fin, slender long body, and long sharp teeth. Their teeth indicate that they [...]

Creature Spotlight: Hatchetfish

January 1st, 2023|0 Comments

Marine Hatchetfishes (Sternoptychinae) are a subfamily  of small pelagic deep sea fish with a peculiar body shape. Their bodies are pressed in from each side, making them very flat and somewhat reminiscent of a [...]

Diversity of Mesopelagic Organisms

November 27th, 2022|0 Comments

The oceanic mesopelagic or twilight zone (from 200 to 1000 m depth) is inhabited by a huge variety of organisms represented by several zoological groups, both vertebrates and invertebrates. These mesopelagic species play an [...]

Annual SUMMER meeting

October 31st, 2022|0 Comments

This year’s annual meeting was held in Barcelona at Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM) – CSIC from the 4th to the 6th of October. Partners from all over Europe attended the meeting, and [...]

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