Project Aquatilis: Russian deep Odyssey

The leader of the expedition “Aquatilis” is Alexander Semenov. He grew up in a family of biologists, was educated at the biological faculty of Moscow State University, and is so fond of the sea, that he wanted him to have gills. But beyond that, Alexander - Head of the diving service White Sea Biological Station of Moscow State University and underwater photographer. At this point you need to stop especially: one of the world’s best underwater photographers. He has collaborated with such giants as “National Geographic” and “Discovery”, and his works grace the pages of “TIME” and “Wired”. However, take a look for yourself.

The main objective of the project “Aquatilis” will study the gelatinous plankton: jellyfish, siphonophores and other incredibly fragile creatures. Although plankton and can catch only a small part of the species can withstand touch networks. To study these creatures can only be in the ocean - especially as some of them, such as hairy Cyanea, reach the size of a block of flats. Since the days of “Calypso” photo and video capabilities have grown incredibly. Contemporary photographs give us an incredible opportunity to see the underwater world in all its beauty, but so far our lunar maps more sea. And the illustrations in textbooks and scientific articles are often drawn in the last century.

Photos, now forcing the whole world to stand still in awe, will be able to bring scientific illustrations to a new level. But this project is important not only for scientists. The beauty and elegance of the underwater world, presented in a new light, and bring science to the layman: everyone can see firsthand how huge, complex and beautiful ocean views.

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14 August 2014

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