Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 30 | Number 4 | December 2017

Special Issue on Celebrating 30 Years of Ocean Science and Technology at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

On the Cover: Numbers are from left to right in each row.
ROW 1 — (1) MBARI ROV Ventana in MBARI’s 375,000-gallon test tank in Moss Landing, California (Photo by Todd Walsh). (2) Aerial view of MBARI campus in Moss Landing, California (Photo by Todd Walsh). (3) MBARI ROV Tiburon video frame grab of Tiburonia granrojo, a new species of jelly discovered and described by scientists at MBARI. (4) ROV Tiburon video frame grab of manipulator arm collection of coral samples from Davidson Seamount. (5) MBARI R/V Rachel Carson on Monterey Bay (Photo by Todd Walsh).
ROW 2 — (1) ROV Tiburon video frame grab of Vampyroteuthis infernalis, the vampire squid. (2) MBARI R/V Western Flyer (Photo by Todd Walsh). (3) Illustration of emergent marine technology by Kelly Lance ©MBARI. (4) CTD recovery on R/V Western Flyer (Photo by Debbie Meyer).
ROW 3 — (1) The Monterey Submarine Canyon based on multibeam bathymetric data ©MBARI. (2) ROV control room aboard R/V Rachel Carson (Photo by Kyra Schlining). (3) ROV Tiburon frame grab of an undescribed comb jelly in the genus Lampocteis.
ROW 4 — (1) ROV Ventana video frame grab of Macropinna microstoma, the barreleye fish. (2) LRAUV being deployed from R/V Paragon (© Kip Evans 2015). (3) ROV Tiburon video frame grab of Laser Raman Spectrometer, DORISS, making measurements at a seafloor vent.
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Volume 30 Issue 04

The Coevolution of Midwater Research and ROV Technology at MBARI
By Bruce H. Robison, Kim R. Reisenbichler, and Rob E. Sherlock

Insights into the Biodiversity, Behavior, and Bioluminescence of Deep-Sea Organisms Using Molecular and Maritime Technology
By Steven H.D. Haddock, Lynne M. Christianson, Warren R. Francis, Séverine Martini, Casey W. Dunn, Philip R. Pugh, Claudia E. Mills, Karen J. Osborn, Brad A. Seibel, C. Anela Choy, Christine E. Schnitzler, George I. Matsumoto, Monique Messié, Darrin T. Schultz, Jacob R. Winnikoff, Meghan L. Powers, Rebeca Gasca, William E. Browne, Sönke Johnsen, Kyra L. Schlining, Susan von Thun, Benjamin E. Erwin, Joseph F. Ryan, and Erik V. Thuesen

Creating the Art of Deep-Sea Experimental Chemistry with MBARI ROVs
By Peter G. Brewer, Edward T. Peltzer, Peter M. Walz, and William J. Kirkwood

Chasing the Future: How Will Ocean Change Affect Marine Life?
By James P. Barry, Dale Graves, Chad Kecy, Chris Lovera, Craig Okuda, Charles A. Boch, and Joshua P. Lord

Evolution of Monitoring an Abyssal Time-Series Station in the Northeast Pacific Over 28 Years
By Kenneth L. Smith Jr., Alana D. Sherman, Paul R. McGill, Rich G. Henthorn, John Ferreira, and Christine L. Huffard

High-Resolution AUV Mapping and Targeted ROV Observations of Three Historical Lava Flows at Axial Seamount
By David A. Clague, Jennifer B. Paduan, David W. Caress, William W. Chadwick Jr., Morgane Le Saout, Brian M. Dreyer, and Ryan A. Portner

The Quest to Develop Ecogenomic Sensors: A 25-Year History of the Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) as a Case Study
By Christopher A. Scholin, James Birch, Scott Jensen, Roman Marin III, Eugene Massion, Douglas Pargett, Christina Preston, Brent Roman, and William Ussler III

Hourly In Situ Nitrate on a Coastal Mooring: A 15-Year Record and Insights into New Production
By Carole M. Sakamoto, Kenneth S. Johnson, Luke J. Coletti, Tanya L. Maurer, Gene Massion, J. Timothy Pennington, Joshua N. Plant, Hans W. Jannasch, and Francisco P. Chavez

Climate Variability and Change: Response of a Coastal Ocean Ecosystem
By Francisco P. Chavez, J. Timothy Pennington, Reiko P. Michisaki, Marguerite Blum, Gabriela M. Chavez, Jules Friederich, Brent Jones, Robert Herlien, Brian Kieft, Brett Hobson, Alice S. Ren, John Ryan, Jeffrey C. Sevadjian, Christopher Wahl, Kristine R. Walz, Kevan Yamahara, Gernot E. Friederich, and Monique Messié

Special Issue Guest Editors

Francisco Chavez, MBARI
Peter Brewer, MBARI​
Chris Scholin, MBARI


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute through funds provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.