Rig/Vessel: Deep Sea Metro I

Number of items: 74.

Actinernus (3 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1766

Actinernus sp. (3 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1760

Actinoscyphia sp. (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1
Depth (m): 1377
Behaviour: Two animals shown. One is open, the other closed. Also note the decapod crustaceans hiding under the rock.

Anemone (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1384
Behaviour:

Antimora rostrata (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1780
Behaviour: Attending a baited camera experiment

Apristurus sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1318

Barnacle (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1328

Bathysaurus ferox (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1
Depth (m): 1380
Behaviour: sit and wait predator

Benthocodon sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1326
Behaviour: These animals drift slowly over the surface of the sediment apparently feeding on copepods and organic material on the sediment

Benthocodon sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1
Depth (m): 1384
Behaviour:

Benthothuria (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1620

Blobfish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1380
Behaviour: Hiding behind Paragorgia (bubblegum) coral.

Blobfish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1380

Blobfish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1
Depth (m): 1380
Behaviour: sit and wait predator

Blobfish (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1
Depth (m): 1380
Behaviour: sit and wait predator

Bubblegum coral (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1380
Behaviour:

Centrophorus granulosus (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1326
Behaviour: Feeding at a baited camera experiment. Scavenging.

Centrophorus granulosus (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1326
Behaviour: Feeding at a baited camera experiment. Scavenging.

Chrysogorgiid coral with Chirostylid crustacean (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1382
Behaviour: Crustacean is hiding within the coral. This is a known association.

Chrysogorgiidae (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1
Depth (m): 1384
Behaviour: Provides habitat for chirostylid squat lobsters

Crinoid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1381
Behaviour: Arms raised into water column to feed on plankton as the current passes through the fan shape created by the feather-like arms.

Deep-sea shark (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1
Depth (m): 1380
Behaviour: Scavenging on a simulated food-fall.

Deep-sea shark (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1700
Behaviour: Scavenging on a simulated food-fall.

Dicrolene sp (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1328

Echinothuriid (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1627
Behaviour: Note the change in sediment appearance where the animal has moved over the surface

Halosaur (5 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1
Depth (m): 1380
Behaviour: Swimming just above the seabed

Hermit crab and anemone (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1767
Behaviour: The anemone, Epizoanthus sp. is on the shell of the hermit crab Parapagurus sp. The larger crab is carrying the smaller one.

Hermit crab and anemone (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1320
Behaviour: Feeding at baited timelapse camera. The animal would appear at the bait for a number of frames before moving away (oftern to the back of the frame) to return to the bait later in the deployment.

Hyalonema (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1624

Hyalonema (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1767

Hydrolagus affinis (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1780
Behaviour: feeding? attracted to bait

Hydrolagus affinis (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1780
Behaviour: feeding? attracted to bait

Hydrolagus sp. (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1620

Ipnops sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1623

Ipnops sp. (4 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1773

Ipnops sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1773

Ipnops sp. (0 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1770
Behaviour: Seems to be undisturbed by the presence of the ROV

Legskate (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1618

Mastigoteuthid squid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa
Depth (m): 1297
Behaviour: The animal appears to hang motionless in the water column

Pelagic Amphipod (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1418
Behaviour: Swimming

Pelagic Amphipod (0 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1418
Behaviour: Swimming

Piglet squid (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1384
Behaviour: Swimming near the seabed

Platylistrum platessa (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1
Depth (m): 1374

Platylistrum platessa (3 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1382

Plesiopenaeus sp. (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1772
Behaviour: encountered swimming over the seabed during a video transect

Poralia sp. (3 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1328

Pterasterid sea star (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1620

Rattail (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1326
Behaviour: Attending baited camera. Not clear from images if it feeds on the bait.

Rattail (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1
Depth (m): 1380

Regadrella sp. (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1388

Regadrella sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1388

Rhinochimaeridae (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1780
Behaviour: Swimming towards the ROV

Saccocalyx pedunculatus (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1617

Saccocalyx pedunculatus (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1622

Scalloped hammerhead (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa
Depth (m): 1043
Behaviour: Swimming at the seabed at >1000 m depth

Schizopathes (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1620

Schizopathes (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1620

Schizopathes (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1780

Sea Cucumber (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1328

Sea Cucumber (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1323

Sea cucumber (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1770

Sea Pen (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1383

Swimming sea cucumber (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1388
Behaviour: Swimming

Swimming sea cucumber (4 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1771
Behaviour: Swimming

Swimming sea cucumber (5 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1048

Synaphobranchid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1328

Synaphobranchid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1384
Behaviour: Attending baited camera experiment

Syringammina sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1771

Tripodfish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1382
Behaviour: Perched on the seabed on extended fin rays

Tripodfish (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1326
Behaviour: Perched on the seabed on extended fin rays

Xenophyophore (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1653

Xenophyophore (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1770

Xyelacyba myersi (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1328
Behaviour: Possibly in feeding posture. Feeding on suprabenthic crustaceans?

Yellowfin Tuna (3 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1780
Behaviour: Following ROV in to deep water. On descent they were seen to >1000 m on occasions. On recovery of the ROV they were not encountered until 500 m depth.

This list was generated on Thu Dec 14 00:03:18 GMT 2017.


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