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Mission I Latest Results: Rariphotic Zone

Discoveries of over an estimated 100 species from Mission I - the XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey - confirms the discovery of the Rariphotic Zone – the Rare Light Zone – in depths from 130metres to 300metres. The Zone was first identified by Dr. Carole Baldwin from the Smithsonian Institute in March 2018 and published in Nature Scientific Journals. Nekton’s results confirm that a similar zonation of life exists in the water column, and provides additional evidence of this zonation within the biota of the seabed including corals, sponges and algae. 

Read Press Release, 7th May 2018. 

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