Happy #WorldOceansDay from Fassi
Curacao (Netherlands Antilles) – In celebration of World Oceans Day today, Fassi wishes to celebrate its many customers from the marine and aquaculture industries, in particular Chapman Expeditions and Substation Curacao, operators of the submersible Curasub. The research vessel RV Chapman recently returned from a three-week expedition to St. Eustatius, in which several scientists from the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Washington participated.
Their research was followed by the publication of a very interesting paper, titled “A new mesophotic goby, Palatogobius incendius (Teleostei: Gobiidae), and the first record of invasive lionfish preying on undescribed biodiversity”, which discusses new fish species in the ocean, being preyed upon by lion fish.
RV Chapman is fitted with a Fassi F1100RA.2 he-dynamic marine crane, whose main function is to safely and efficiently submerse and lift the highly technologically advanced Curasub submarine in and out of the water, which enabled the execution of the team’s research.
(Courtesy of Substation Curacao.)
The research paper can be accessed through the following link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0177179