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  • sperm whales tagged in the Azores (photo credits: Rui Prieto@ImagDOP).

Role of mesopelagics to top predators

June 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Mesopelagic organisms are important prey for many commercially valuable species (e.g. tuna, swordfish, squid) and charismatic megafauna (e.g. marine mammals, seabirds, pelagic sharks). Many of these top predators dive into the mesopelagic zone to [...]

  • Photo cred: Merethe Selnes, SO


February 28th, 2020|0 Comments

SINTEF Ocean have, and have had projects on mesopelagic species, such as the EU-projects MEESO and SUMMER. The work has included, among other things, analysis on chemical composition of different mesopelagic species, and the [...]

  • Photo Cred: Leif Grimsmo, SINTEF Ocean


February 20th, 2020|0 Comments

The mesopelagic ecosystem will equip at depths of between 200 and 1000 meters, and the amount of mesopelagic fish species in this zone is estimated to be in the order of billions of tonnes. [...]

  • Photo: Guro Møen Tveit, SINTEF Ocean


February 19th, 2020|0 Comments

What is the mesopelagic zone you may wonder? In short, the mesopelagic zone is a region of the ocean with insufficient light for photosynthesis, but sufficient for vision (200-1000 m depth). It is part [...]

SUMMER involved in JETZON

February 18th, 2020|0 Comments

JETZON (Joint Exploration of the Twilight Zone Ocean Network) is an international group set up to address the question: how can we as an international scientific community obtain the greatest insight into the Twilight [...]

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