National Geographic is advertising “Into the Abyss” with a website that includes some sweet pelagic wallpaper, like this Atolla sp. medusa that now adorns my laptop. The previous subsea landscape from Antarctica was enduring. It lasted a full three months, but the close-ups of Celebes Sea zooplankton are tough to beat.
“Into the Abyss” follows a team of scientists on a NOAA funded expedition in 2007, including Dr. Larry Madin from Wood’s Hole and photographer Dr. Emory Kristof, as they attempt the first-ever descent into the South Philippines Celebes Sea using a remotely operated vehicle. An entourage of heavily armed Philippine Navy Seals guards the team en route. The episode premieres March 14 at 8 pm.
Learn more about Inner Space of the Celebes Sea Expedition at the Ocean Explorer website.