Source: Asian Scientist
Author: Asian Scientist Newsroom
Scientists from the South Java Deep Sea Biodiversity Expedition 2018 have released preliminary findings from their 14-day exploration of the deep sea off the coast of West Java.
Braving choppy seas, enduring bouts of seasickness and working 16-hour shifts, researchers of the South Java Deep Sea Biodiversity Expedition 2018 (SJADES 2018) have captured a snapshot of what lies beneath a largely unexplored part of the Indonesian seas.
The expedition team, consisting of scientists from Singapore and Indonesia, set sail from Muara Baru, Jakarta, Indonesia, on 23 March 2018 aboard the Baruna Jaya VIII vessel. Using dredges, trawls and corers, the scientists probed the waters and the seabed at depths between 500 to 2,000 meters in the vicinity of the Sunda Strait Trough, seeking to document the marine biodiversity in the region. The expedition ends on April 5, 2018.
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