Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life

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This week finds me for the first time in Friday Harbor.  This week I am meeting with 19 other deep-sea biologist, a who’s who, of experts on the abyssal plains.  We are here this week to combine our data, our knowledge, and our passion to uncover both patterns of biodiversity and the processes underlying them in the Earth’s largest environment.  A hour in and I am already excited.  The adventure already began with a first, a flight in a small Cesna over to the island.

4 Replies to “Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life”

  1. Friday Harbor! Hope you have a great time in my hometown and, if you have time, check out Lime Kiln State Park on the west side of the island. The Southern Resident orcas, especially J Pod, have been hanging around between the west and south sides lately.

  2. Beautiful place! Definitely take a small boat trip if you can. The smaller the better. Orcas leaping everywhere.

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