Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor

RV Tiburon, Inc.  (United States of America)

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Tim Taylor is an accomplished ocean explorer, adventurer and naturalist. He has been diving throughout the world for over 30 years. He is President of RV Tiburon Inc., an ocean research, exploration and expedition corporation specializing in ROV's, AUVs, rebreathers and underwater imagery. Tim works with innovative diving technology and operations, and has a reputation for discovering unknown locations and sharing them with the scientific community and the general public. He has discovered and explored numerous reefs, including Sherwood Forest Reef, considered the centerpiece of the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, Pulley Ridge, the deepest hermatipic coral reef in the world and Black Forest Run, the largest black coral tract in the United States. His most resent accomplishment is the discovery and documentation of the WWI submarine USS R-12 that was lost in WWII in 600 feet of water entombing 42 sailors. A Fellow in the Explorers Club, in 2008 he was awarded the clubs prestigious Citation of Merit in recognition of his explorations.


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Marine sponges and their microbial symbionts: love and other relationships | review
Webster NS, Taylor MW (2012)
Environ Microbiol 14:335-46

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