Report on the Scientific Results of the ‘Michael Sars’ North Atlantic Deep-Sea Expedition, 1910. Vol. IV

Creator

Date

1932

Identifier

Expedition Reports Q115 M52 1910

Type

Publisher

Bergen: Trustees of the Bergen Museum

Abstract

During the trip of the Michael Sars (1910), 120 observation stations were established. Scientists collected 2400 water samples, made almost 3000 temperature observations, and took soundings of the depths. The crew trawled for specimens; in all 100 new species were discovered. Thorolv Rasmussen was the ship’s artist and was ‘continually engaged in making drawings and sketches on board’, like these. Alepocephalus macropterus (longfin smooth-head), A. rostratus (Risso’s smooth-head), and Chimaera mirabilis (large-eyed rabbit fish) are just three fish species picked up by the deep-sea trawls.

Files

Cabinet 11 Michael Sars plate 1.jpg

Citation

___, “Report on the Scientific Results of the ‘Michael Sars’ North Atlantic Deep-Sea Expedition, 1910. Vol. IV,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 16, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9595.