MAR-ECO Publishes "Life in the Mid-Atlantic"
"Life in the Mid-Atlantic", a book by the late Peter Boyle, a cephalopod specialist and professor of marine biology at the University of Aberdeen, is now available for purchase through Amazon.co.uk. 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 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, not least 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.