9 University of Plymouth

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The University of Plymouth team, comprising 9 scientists with expertise in physical oceanography, mesophotic reefs, fisheries acoustics, manta ecology and seafloor mapping, undertook their first expedition to BIOT between November 11th – December 7th, 2019. The expedition represented the team’s first field effort in BIOT as part of their project co-funded by the Garfield Weston and Bertarelli Foundations. The team were further accompanied by Simon Hilbourne from the Manta Trust, Benjamin Williamson from the University of Highlands and Islands, and Katherine Robinson from Torquay Hospital (as expedition medic) and conducted operations aboard the MV Tethys Supporter based in Victoria, Seychelles.