Harbor Branch researcher deploying innovative camera system in Monterey Bay
Dr. Edith Widder and the Eye in the Sea system
Using a new lighted jellyfish lure and a unique camera system, researchers from HARBOR BRANCH are working to reveal for the first time life in the deep sea unaltered by the cacophony of sound and light that have been an integral part of most past research there. From Sept 2-5 a team will be using the lure for the first time in the dark depths of Californias Monterey Bay.
"We are hoping to do some honest to goodness unobtrusive observation, which really hasnt happened in the ocean," says Dr. Edith Widder, head of HARBOR BRANCHs Biophotonics Center and project leader, "Ultimately the goal is to see animals or behaviors nobody has ever seen before."
Mark Schrope | EurekAlert!
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