Oregon State University

Descending into the Ring of Fire

Helloooooo, Lau Basin! Our geologists are back in action.  Follow their expedition here

gravid with eggs on head

September 22, 2012

While 800 meters down on the seafloor, our researchers encountered a shrimp with translucent brain cavity!


A gravid shrimp at Niua North. Image courtesy of MARUM, University of Bremen and NOAA-Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.



Click on the link above to see more images and videos of their deep sea dives!







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Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365
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