ROV in search of jellyfish in the depths of the Atlantic!

17. 7. 2018

GoJelly’s partner, the Portuguese ARDITI – Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation, participated in a oceanography campaign around the waters of Madeira. The cruise has an ROV capable to operate down to 3000 meters depth and our project partner, Dr. João Canning Clode arranged a 10 days monitoring of the deep blue in search of jellyfish.

This operation was important as a first baseline screening of jellyfish abundances and diversity in the Atlantic waters.

Moreover, this is a unique opportunity for our project as the last time a ROV was in Madeira goes back to 30 years ago…