Log of the Deep Sea
With the hopes of bridging the evolutionary gap between desert and sea, and of better understanding the dynamics of life in the depths of the ocean, we organized an expedition to the deep waters of the Sea of Cortés.
We wanted to dive into that unknown microcosm untouched by light, witness the diversity of life forms, the richness of species and the abundance of life below water, and wonder at this world that has been evolving for thousands of millions of years before ours, and which we often destroy without even being aware of what we are losing. We wanted to see evolutionary time reflected in the splendor of the algae, sponges, corals, anemones, polychaetes, crustaceans, seashells and clams, cephalopods, echinoderms, tunicates, and fishes of all kinds.
We wanted to witness the deep treasures of the Gulf of California; to discover an unknown environment to satisfy a personal urge of exploration, but also to reflect on ourselves, our relationship with the rest of the biological world, and on the mysterious sense of our perception of nature.
This page --hopefully the first one of a series of research expeditions and biodiversity surveys we intend to upload online-- holds the log of our trip, the scientific results, and the original data for other researchers to use.
1. Log of the Deep Sea: Downloadable book report in pdf format.
2. Expedition data:
- Ecological survey results in the form of a simple spreadsheet pdf file
- Taxonomic list of all macroinvertebrate species observed (in pdf format)
- Taxonomic list of all fish species observed (in pdf format)
3. Log of the Deep Sea: Web-readable book report: (click on the image below):