Aboard the Point Sur – Combing the Depths of Monterey Bay

Need a spare?  Katie shows one of the eye-popping hazards of bringing fish from deep water to the surface (photo by Michelle Kay)

Need a spare? Katie shows one of the eye-popping hazards of bringing fish from deep water to the surface (photo by Michelle Kay)

Ichthyology student Katie Schmidt is currently aboard the Research Vessel Point Sur, helping a team of scientists study deep sea animals of Monterey Bay.  The team includes Dr. Jeff Drazen from the University of Hawaii, and Michelle Kay, a school teacher who is keeping a ship-board blog about life on a research cruise.   Check out her blog for great pictures of trawls full of deep-sea fish and invertebrates, as well as some cool underwater camera shots!

Deep-sea crabs and fish come to snack in view of the underwater camera (photo by Jeff Drazen)

Deep-sea crabs and fish come to snack in view of the underwater camera (photo by Jeff Drazen)

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