SUMMER partners on board the RV METEOR to answer the mysteries of the mesopelagic zone

Researchers from AZTI (Spain), National Oceanography Centre (UK), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) and St Andrews University (UK) have joined the 185th campaign of the METEOR research vessel. During one month [...]

Video – “The Incredible Twilight Zone Creatures”

A small exhibition of the extraordinary and incredible creatures hidden in the mesopelagic zone! Stay tuned for more information regarding each creature featured in this video.

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 [...]

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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 [...]

5 Facts About Mesopelagic Fish!

December 31st, 2021|0 Comments

Mesopelagic fish are small, abundant fish living in the mesopelagic zone between the depth of 200-1000m. They exist and inhabit all of the worlds oceans. These are central to the SUMMER project, as they [...]

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