Video frame grab

Video frame grab

Image captured from a video camera mounted on underwater remotely operated vehicle DocRicketts on dive number 303. The original MBARI video tape number is D0303-07HD. This image is from timecode 07:00:55:06 and time Wed Oct 19 00:01:40 2011 GMT. The recorded edited location and environmental measurements at time of capture are Lat= 36.258780 Lon= -122.679844 Depth= 3217.93 m Temp= 1.596 C Sal= 34.665 PSU Oxy= 2.425 ml/l Xmiss= -0.39%. The Video Annotation and Reference system concept: associations for this image is ‘Polynoidae: relative-size large’.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

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