is an on-line resource database that serves as a central repository for scientific information on the oceans' mesophotic zone.

 This is a beta release of the new website. Apologies for the inconvenience, but for now expect some (=lots of) bugs & mistakes!

Website updates

08-Jul-16  Added 6 new publications

17-Jun-16  Uploaded beta version for ICRS

15-Jun-16  Imported metadata (not yet QC)

82Conference abstracts
Depth range
Publications over time

 Tip: To contribute posts simply use the #mesophotic handle in Twitter

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Luiz Rocha  @CoralReefFish
This is one of the most beautiful fishes in #mesophotic reefs of Palau, Odontanthias borbonius #CASfieldnotes tweet

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Luiz Rocha  @CoralReefFish
Photographed this guy at 100m depth here in Palau! Cephalopohlis poleni #CASfieldnotes #mesophotic tweet


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Luke Tornabene  @FishEvoLuke
2 new species of #mesophotic #fishes described by @FishDoc1 + colleages at @NMNH tweet

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Luiz Rocha  @CoralReefFish
Did our first deep dive in #mesophotic Palau today, incredible diversity! #CASfieldnotes tweet

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Luiz Rocha  @CoralReefFish
I grew up watching @GloboReporter and talked to them about #mesophotic reefs today! #casfieldnotes tweet


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Heidi Burdett  @HLBurdett
#PhD with me @LyellCentre & @univofstandrews: #carbon cycling in the #mesophotic! Open to all Deadline 31st Jan 2017 tweet

 Have we missed anything? Please let us know!

10.1007   s12526 016 0615 x

Mesophotic ecosystems: coral and fish assemblages in a tropical marginal reef (northeastern Brazil)
de Oliveira Soares M, Davis M, de Paiva CC, de Macêdo Carneiro PB (2016) Mar Biodiv

10.1016   j.csr.2016.10.003

High coral cover on a mesophotic, subtropical island platform at the limits of coral reef growth
Linklater M, Carroll AG, Hamylton SM, Jordan AR, Brooke BP, Nichol SL, Woodroffe CD (2016) Cont Shelf Res

10.1038   srep34077

Demographic and reproductive plasticity across the depth distribution of a coral reef fish
Goldstein ED, D’Alessandro EK, Sponaugle S (2016) Sci Rep