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Creep into the DEEPEND: Deep-Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico

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Approximate GPS Coordinates: 27.999305, -86.000085

The Oceanscape Network is delighted to join our friends at WhaleTimes Inc. for this exploration of the deep sea.

The deep is by far the largest affected habitat from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Led by Dr. Tracey Sutton of the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center, the DEEPEND consortium includes scientists from a variety of universities and agencies who are investigating the long-term impacts of this environmental disaster on the deep-sea.

Exploration Updates for 2017:

December 4, 2017: Fish Parasites

December 5, 2017: Mysteries of the Deep Sea

December 6, 2017: Ocean Babies

December 7, 2017: Silver Camouflaging and the Deep Sea

December 8, 2017: Swim Bladders and Giant Bellies

Exploration Updates for 2016:

June 6, 2016: Hello Virtual Exploration Team Members | My Life At Sea

June 7, 2016: Fish Shapes | Larval Fish

June 8, 2016: Echolocation and Acoustics

June 9, 2016: Team Data | Using ROVs in Deep Sea Exploration

June 10, 2016: DNA Research | Goodbye from DEEPEND

Exploration Updates for 2015:

August 16, 2015: Welcome to Creep into the DEEPEND

August 17, 2015: Life Aboard The R/V Point Sur | Hello from Team Crustacean!

August 18, 2015: Swimming Sea Cucumber

August 20, 2015: Meet MOCNESS

August 24, 2015: Watching the Ups and Downs of the Sea

August 25, 2015: Deep-sea Fish

August 26, 2015: Vampire Squid

August 27, 2015: So Transparent!

August 28, 2015: Meet the Ostracod!

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Welcome to Creep into the DEEPEND

This ongoing virtual exploration put you on the front lines of discovery with some of the world's best marine scientists.

A Cooperative Program

Creep Into the DEEPEND is a WhaleTimes, Inc. Virtual Research Mission, in cooperation with the DEEPEND Consortium and the Oceanscape Network. For more information visit whaletimes.org

Send the Scientists a Question

During the duration of our online event, DEEPEND scientists will be answering questions from the public. To submit your inquiry, email us at seamail@whaletimes.org

About The Dates

The dates shown on the Creep into the DEEPEND blogs may not represent the original cruise dates for this expedition. Our online postings are often intentionally delayed to more convenient dates when students and teachers can participate in these adventures. Thank you.