1. At the bottom of the Bering Sea, Joe Lepore and John Hocevar capture footage of hermit crab and jellyfish locked in battle.

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  2. After four months of survey, the CATALYST 2 team recovered the last vehicle and headed home. Even though we didn't locate Amelia Earhart's lost Electra, the overwhelming feeling was one of accomplishment. We had run continuous 24/7 AUV operations at 5200 meters below the surface in one of the remotest regions of the ocean. Our AUVs flew more than 7000 linear miles over the ocean bottom, and our survey revealed 2200 square-miles of previously unmapped sea floor. Our science operations and net trawls were an outstanding success, and we managed to get every single person home - safe and sound. It was a mission none of us will soon forget.

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  3. The Waitt Institute for Discovery took part in a two-week exploratory expedition off the coast of southern Albania in August of 2008. The Waitt Institute's team of divers explored and documented an ancient shipwreck from the 3rd century BCE that had been discovered the previous summer by the RPM Nautical Foundation. The expedition team accumulated information that will be used to help evaluate the shipwrecks potential for a future archaeological excavation and further study of its features. The Waitt Institute for Discovery's expedition to Albania was a partnership with the RPM Nautical Foundation. Underwater photography by Derek Smith.

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  4. During the expedition, researchers from the University of Queensland carried out dozens of net trawls with the help of the AUV team. Every day, more specimens came aboard and that meant that the science team had to spend hours in the wet lab organizing, identifying, preserving, and packing hundreds of organisms. There were dozens of species of animals - and most of them were creatures none of us had ever seen before. The live catches proved to be one of the highlights of the expedition. The results of these efforts will benefit organizations and research initiatives around the world, including the Census of Marine Life and scientists at more than a dozen universities. In the end, the science program was one of the most far-reaching successes of our journey.

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  5. University of Queensland biologist, Adrian Quinn, discusses one of the trawl net’s amazing catches – a live Anglerfish. This video includes rare footage of the Anglerfish, which the CAT 2 science team managed to keep alive for several hours after bringing her up to the surface.

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Empowering communities to restore their ocean.
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