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Intro


Chapman Expeditions

Exploring the Unknown Depths of the Caribbean Sea

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Intro


Chapman Expeditions

Exploring the Unknown Depths of the Caribbean Sea

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TARGETING THE “DEEP REEFS” - By using the manned submersible Curasub for exploration of the deep reefs around Curacao & the Greater Caribbean, Marine Biologists from all over the world are exploring the twilight zone of the Caribbean Sea down to 1000ft (300m).  This type of documented exploration & discoveries are producing dynamic results that are now being published in major scientific journals.  Monitoring the deeper reefs to find out what influence factors like climate change, acidification, pollution and invasive species have on ecosystems in greater depths, is another aspect that keeps researchers occupied.  Simultaneously they are also trying to find out in what way the deeper reefs might affect the recovery capacity of the shallow reefs.

Photography courtesy of Substation Curacao

 
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R/V Chapman


Operating from Curacao, the R/V Chapman begun operations under Chapman Expeditions serving as Curasub's mothership since 2012

R/V Chapman


Operating from Curacao, the R/V Chapman begun operations under Chapman Expeditions serving as Curasub's mothership since 2012

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Curasub


The Curasub can take researchers down for extended

periods of time to depths of 1,000ft (300m)

Curasub


The Curasub can take researchers down for extended

periods of time to depths of 1,000ft (300m)

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Marine Biology


Scientists on board the Curasub can direct their complete

attention to studying all that is going while exploring the deep reefs.

Marine Biology


Scientists on board the Curasub can direct their complete

attention to studying all that is going while exploring the deep reefs.

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Wet & Dry Laboratories


The R/V Chapman has been outfitted with “wet” and “dry” laboratory equipment for stabilizing collected marine specimens.

About Chapman Expeditions

Wet & Dry Laboratories


The R/V Chapman has been outfitted with “wet” and “dry” laboratory equipment for stabilizing collected marine specimens.

About Chapman Expeditions