is an on-line resource database that serves as a central repository for scientific information on the oceans' mesophotic zone.

 This is a beta release of the new website. Apologies for the inconvenience, but for now expect some (=lots of) bugs & mistakes!

Website updates

08-Jul-16  Added 6 new publications

17-Jun-16  Uploaded beta version for ICRS

15-Jun-16  Imported metadata (not yet QC)

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Publications over time

 Tip: To contribute posts simply use the #mesophotic handle in Twitter

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Amazing #diversity of benthic #invertebrates on this #mesophotic #reef in #Bahamas tweet


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William Berrington  @VBB_innovation
NOAAResearch: Hawaiian Deep #CoralReefs Reveal Unique #Species noaaocean #mesophotic tweet


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NOAA Research  @NOAAResearch
Hawaiian Deep #CoralReefs Reveal Unique #Species @noaaocean #mesophotic tweet


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Bart Shepherd  @SteinhartBart
.@calacademy dive team surveys fish & coral on deep wall in #Bahamas in aftermath of #HurricaneMatthew… tweet

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CA AcademyOfSciences  @calacademy
Visions in 🔵: More 📷s from our #mesophotic dive team's Bahamas expedition, studying effects of invasive lionfish &… tweet

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Bart Shepherd  @SteinhartBart
Exploring steep, vertical walls in the #Bahamas - unbelievable #mesophotic #diving. tweet


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Bart Shepherd  @SteinhartBart
I speared our first #lionfish of the expedition today. Here's the Umbra at sunset in a gorgeous bay on Cat Island,… tweet

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Luiz Rocha  @CoralReefFish
Twilight zone looking up, photo taken at the Bahamas, 90m depth. #Mesophotic tweet

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Bart Shepherd  @SteinhartBart
Gorgeous drop off at Cat Island, #Bahamas. 300' dive today to document #mesophotic reefs tweet

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Bart Shepherd  @SteinhartBart
Our dive site today. Adjacent deep reef was heavily sedimented. Prob by #hurricanematthew. #bahamas #mesophotic… tweet

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Bart Shepherd  @SteinhartBart
Bahamian sunset. First #mesophotic dive today. Deep reefs impacted by #HurricaneMatthew = sedimentation tweet

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 Have we missed anything? Please let us know!

10.1038   srep34077

Demographic and reproductive plasticity across the depth distribution of a coral reef fish
Goldstein ED, D’Alessandro EK, Sponaugle S (2016) Sci Rep

10.3389   fmars.2016.00115

Potential Structuring Forces on a Shelf Edge Upper Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem in the US Virgin Is...
Smith TB, Brandtneris VW, Canals M, Brandt ME, Martens J, Brewer RS, Kadison E, Kammann M, Keller J, Holstein DM (2016) Front Mar Sci