The main goal of the May cruise was to explore the biodiversity of the seamount by collecting fish and cephalopods in bottom and mid-water trawls. The deepest trawls went to more than 2000m. In conjunction with the Census of Marine Life's goal to develop and implement new marine science technologies, researchers on the cruise also tested a new computer-based measuring system.
Name: Mike Vecchione
Position: Cruise Leader
Specialty: Cephalopod taxonomist
Home institution: National Museum of Natural History