Life in the Mid Atlantic


Life in the Mid Atlantic

This well-illustrated text, published by Bergen Museum Press, provides background information, accounts of goals, plans, and technologies, and a final summary of results to date of the Census of Marine Life project MAR-ECO (2001-2010). By adopting novel technology and using the best research vessels, the international team significantly enhanced the knowledge of biodiversity of the mid-ocean ridge system.  Illustrations in the book include photographs produced by project partners, including the renowned wildlife photographer David Shale, as well as historical illustrations of deepwater organisms by Thorolv Rasmussen from Bergen, Norway, and artwork by the contemporary Norwegian painter Ørnulf Opdahl. The late Peter Boyle (deceased), professor of marine biology of the University of Aberdeen and a cephalopod specialist, authored the book. The book is available for order through Amazon.co.uk.