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General Meeting January 2020
January 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
[Note: Meeting is 2nd Thursday of the month!]
Exploration of Twilight Zone Ecosystems by Tyler Phelps
Social time from 7:00 – 7:30 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30 pm
Member RSVP: Meetup
Fifteen minutes. That’s all the time they have to collect their data at 500 feet.Dressed like “aquanauts,” they’re the first divers to ever visit these deep coral reefs. After documenting the habitat, conducting fish surveys, and collecting potential new species, they begin their ascent. It will take six hours of decompression before being able to surface. Diving to these depths took years of preparation for Ichthyology Graduate Student, Tyler Phelps. Each dive takes hours of preparation and extensive safety precautions to mitigate the risks in conducting their research. Take a “dive” with Tyler as he shares what it’s like to explore the Twilight Zone, and the latest discoveries their team has found from these remarkable communities.