Predation by Gelatinous Zooplankton in the Gulf of Maine

Mission Specs:
When: June 28, 2002 to July 12, 2002
Where: Gulf of Maine - Georges Bank Region
Who: Dr. Marsh Youngbluth; Dr. Per Flood; Dr. Chuck Jacoby
What: Predation by gelatinous zooplankton ( siphonophore Nanomia cara )

From June 28 to July 12, 2002, HARBOR BRANCH research scientist Dr. Marsh Youngbluth and a team of collaborators will conduct part two of a three-year, multi-seasonal investigation into the ecological effects of predation by gelatinous zooplankton in the Gulf of Maine. The research will be accomplished using the JOHNSON SEA-LINK (JSL) manned submersible, which will allow these scientists to gain a better understanding of the distribution and behavior of pelagic animals that are too delicate to be adequately studied with traditional approaches.

This expedition is made possible through a grant from the Biological Oceanography Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) with additional support from Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution.

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