Oceans of Opportunity

Month: May 2002

Past to Present | Technical Diving for Science

Lombardi and Drs. Marc Slattery of the University of Mississippi and Michael Lesser of the University of New Hampshire make the first mixed-gas dives for science at NOAA’s Caribbean Marine Research Center. This marked a significant milestone in US government supported diving for science programs, where new operational standards were drafted for this NURC center.…

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Breakthrough Discovery | Fluorescent Mantis Shrimp

Lombardi, Albertson and McGauley work with Charlie Mazel on several night dives off of Lee Stocking Island during early experimentation of fluorescence discovery and imaging techniques. A fluorescent mantis shrimp was discovered preying on a small fish, and resulted in among the first descriptions of the functional role of fluorescence in the marine environment.

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