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Despite some wavy weather and a rolling ship, the Twilight Zone team aboard the Spanish research vessel Samiento de Gamboa has been pushing through and collecting data and samples daily. Here you can follow the team of scientists, engineers, and students as they put some of the most advanced research tools available to the challenge of exploring the dimly lit world of the twilight zone. Learn how this complex and fascinating ecosystem supports animals at the surface regulates Earth’s climate and houses resources that could one day help feed the world on their cruise blog: Expedition 17.

Also, learn more about the other two ships, the r/v Discovery and the James Cook, part of the NASA Exports program

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