Mid-Atlantic Ridge Ecosystems (MAR-ECO)
MAR-ECO is an international study of the marine animals of the northern mid-Atlantic Ocean, including the processes that control their distribution and community structures in the waters around the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a huge undersea mountain range. This Census field project increases our understanding of the ocean's dark zone that extends more than 4000 meters below the surface into unexplored territory.
|The manned submersible, MIR, being inserted into the ocean from the back of
a research vessel. (Mid-Atlantic Ridge Ecosystems - MAR-ECO. P.P. Shirshov, Institute of Oceanology)|
- View MAR-ECO In Depth from the Census of Marine Life Portal
- Visit MAR-ECO Website
- See MAR-ECO research techniques and technology: