It’s a great day for a boat trip – and a good opportunity for marine biologists to collect samples for a European research project. They’re focusing on the Mesophotic zone, from 30-100m below sea level. It’s an uncharted area for many scientists.
Rafael Belda Poveda, biology research technician, iMare Natural:
“We’re looking for marine invertebrates. This is a mussel farm, and we’ll dive here to look for the species we need. Invertebrates have biomolecules that can be used in the fields of cosmetics, pharmacology and nutrition.”