Distribution and swimming ability of the deep-sea holothuroid Penilpidia ludwigi (Holothuroidea: Elasipodida: Elpidiidae)

The deep-sea elpidiid holothuroid, Penilpidia ludwigi, was recorded using a Remotely Operated Vehicle in the Western, Central, and Eastern Mediterranean Sea. This species, endemic to the basin, was previously captured above the seabed in sediment traps and based on these records its swimming ability was assumed. The present study reports the first in situ observations of … Read more

Expedition Recap: Destroying the unknown

Several days ago, our 2013 Mediterranean Expedition came to a close. We still have hours of footage that need to be analyzed, but we wanted to share a couple of our finds. As we’ve mentioned before, the Emile Baudot escarpment, which we spent several days documenting, is an area that had never been studied before. … Read more

The 2013 Oceana Ranger Mediterranean Expedition has set sail

Less than two months after our successful coastal expedition in the Baltic ended, we’ve sent out another team on board the Ranger, our research catamaran, to study a (very) little known escarpment (steep slope, rocky wall) in the Spanish Mediterranean just south of Cabrera National Park. Emile Baudot, as the escarpment is called, rises out … Read more

Oceana Ranger Expedition 2013: Study unknown Emile Baudot escarpment

Oceana’s 2013 Expedition is bound for the Emile Baudot Escarpment, a large rocky wall to the south of the Balearic archipelago for which there is no data whatsoever about its ecosystems. A team of scientists, technicians and camerapersons from Oceana will study this escarpment as they pass along the south of Cabrera National Park, with … Read more

Ready to sail

We are in the port of Burriana, where the Ranger been for the past week undergoing final preparations. We’re all on board; a crew of 12 including technicians, a videographer, a cook, the captain, sailors and scientists, including our guest for this expedition, Alberto Serrano from IEO Santander. It’s 8:30 pm and we are conducting … Read more