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Well, bear in mind, this is all underwater and these sea stars are mostly water inside those calcium carbonate skeletons...
The Lessons of Okeanos Explorer
- Specimens are still necessary for the "nitty-gritty" biology. New species, etc.
- You CAN observe behavior and with a lot of sophisticated high-def video, you can even identify some of the critters you are watching!
- There's a LOT of video nobody has been watching with a TON of good stuff in it!!
- You can make a paper out of it!
The crews & team members of the Okeanos Explorer and at NOAA for the support and help!
Kate Neill, from the National Institute of Water & Atmosphere (NIWA) in Wellington, New Zealand! Marc Eléaume from the Museum national d'Historie naturelle in Paris, France and Scott France at the University of Louisiana!
As many of you know, I am a big fan of the Okeanos Explorer Program and have summarized highlights from many of their dives! Here are some of them again!
What if the Okeanos Explorer went back to Indonesia? (here)
Xenophyophoreans! Giant deep-sea amoebas! (kind of) (here)
The rarely seen swimming sea cucumber Pelagothuria! (here)
Dumbo Octopus Love! (here)
Sea spiders aka Pycnogonid LOVE! (here)
and here's more Evoplosoma love from the Pacific via the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute from work I did back in 2010!!