Have you ever heard about BARNA, and its role in the SUMMER project?

BARNA, S.A. is a company located in Mundaka, north of Spain on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea. BARNA has since 1961 been dedicated to the management and transformation of by-products from the fishing [...]

Possibilities and limitations of opportunistic sampling of the mesopelagic layer

Research surveys at sea can be both time consuming and expensive. Opportunistic sampling of the mesopelagic community during routine research surveys is therefore a credible option to enhance our knowledge of the mesopelagic ecosystem [...]

Why one of the superpredators known as Bluefin tuna prefers to spawn in an area considered as a marine desert and why it is great for the SUMMER project?

Mesopelagic organisms play an important role in the marine ecosystems as they transfer energy and organic matter between the surface layers and the deep sea via the regular mechanism called diel vertical migration (DVM). One [...]

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Pumping carbon

September 28th, 2020|0 Comments

The ocean plays a major role in regulating the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide can be dissolved in seawater and carried to depth by ocean currents (the solubility carbon pump) [...]

New paper linked to SUMMER H2020 published “Variability in Water-Column Respiration and Its Dependence on Organic Carbon Sources in the Canary Current Upwelling Region”

September 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Javier Arístegui, together with Montero, M. F., Hernández-Hernández, N., Alonso-González, I. J., Baltar, F., Calleja, M. L., & Duarte, C. M. (2020) have written and published the paper: "Variability in water-column respiration and its [...]

How to acknowledge SUMMER in your publications?

June 25th, 2020|0 Comments

When acknowledging SUMMER in your publications, following (including the flag) is what needs to be included; This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No [...]

  • 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 [...]

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