[Coral-List] Wonders of the deep - new online database of deep-sea images and footage from the SERPENT

J. Michael Nolan mnolan at rainforestandreef.org
Sun May 20 09:47:07 EDT 2007

>From another list, thought some could be interested.

Thank you.

Mike Nolan

Hello All,

The SERPENT project, hosted at the University of Southampton, UK, collaborates with the oil and gas industry to carry out deep-sea scientific research on habitat mapping, sea-bed recovery rates from disturbance and a variety of other experimental approaches to document biodiversity in the deep sea. We gain access to industrial Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to carry out this work, and an extremely interesting and valuable aspect to having cameras on these robots is that we have collected hundreds and hundreds of photos and videos of fascinating deep-sea creatures.

I thought you might be interested in our image and video database that has just gone live. It holds all the images and videos of deep-sea animals and features together with the corresponding data that we have collected over the course of the SERPENT project since it started in 2003. We are constantly uploading new records so it will be regularly updated. If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to contact me. We hope this will be a useful resource for anyone interested in the biology of the deep sea.



Lis Maclaren

Lis Maclaren

SERPENT Outreach Coordinator


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