BobEco video

This video was made during the first leg of the BobEco Cruise in September 2011. It gives a good taste of life on board a research vessel, the Pourquis Pas?

BobEco from Sophie AH on Vimeo.

Time lapse BRIL videos

These videos, filmed by the OceanLab Biogenic Reef Ichthyofauna Lander(BRIL) in the Ionian Sea, the NE Atlantic, and the Arctic Circle are now on our YouTube Channel

R/V Pourquoi Pas? cruise in the Bay of Biscay (BobGeo),
October 2009

Owen McPherson from OceanLab at the University of Aberdeen has been busy blogging about his experience aboard the Pourquoi Pas? in the BobGeo cruise of October 2009. He has also posted a number of videos on our YouTube channel.

R/V Pelagia June/July 2008

The videos below show footage from a baited lander (the stream of material coming out of the lander in the top video is sardine oil) stationed on the Hatton Bank in the NE Atlantic by the R/V Pelagia cruise of June/July 2008. The first one was filmed using visible light, the second with infra-red. This was to test if introducing light to the deep sea for filming affected the behaviour of the animals. Videos courtesy of NIOZ and SAMS.

Celtic Explorer CE0908 May 2009

The video below contains selected highlights from the Celtic Explorer cruise in April-May 2009 to the Arc Mounds. For identification of some of the species, see the Gallery page.


IMAR-Azores research on the Condor Seamount.

The Institute for Marine Research (Centre of IMAR of the University of the Azores), Portugal took this footage on the Condor Seamount with a small ROV in May 2009. More photographs from the Azores are on the Gallery page.


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