nek · ton | -tuh n noun – Zoology
‘Aquatic animals that are able to swim and move independently of water currents.’
The codename for the first descent to full ocean depth in 1960.
Nekton is a not-for-profit research foundation and a UK registered charity established to accelerate the scientific exploration and protection of the ocean.
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We work with and on behalf of ocean nations - combining applied research, knowledge exchange and ocean policy and public engagement activities to achieve maximum impact.
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