The shrimp Pandalopsis ampla on the side of a shipping container sitting at 1280 meters just outside of Monterey Bay. In 2004, the ship Med Taipei, lost 15 shipping containers just outside of Monterey Bay. Later that same year, MBARI discovered one of these containers resting on the seafloor at 1280 meters below the surface. From March 8-10, 2011, MBNMS and MBARI scientists revisited this shipping container to document its condition and collect sediment cores and organisms for further study.
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Photo LibraryThe SIMoN photo library contains 5342 digital images of animals, habitats, locations, and issues of the Cordell Bank, Gulf of Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Use the search options below to find images of interest. You will be able to browse thumbnails of images then download a high resolution version. For any questions, contact Dr. Steve Lonhart by email (Steve.Lonhart at noaa.gov).
- Common names of organisms and locations (whale or Point Lobos)
- Issues and activities (fishing or coastal armoring)
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e.g., Sebastes, pyrifera