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    Value beyond view: illuminating the human benefits of the ocean twilight zone
    (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2019-12-12) Hoagland, Porter ; Jin, Di ; Holland, Michael ; Kostel, Ken ; Taylor, Eric ; Renier, Natalie ; Holmes, Mark
    The twilight zone is a fundamental part of the ocean ecosystem, playing an important role in carbon sequestration and marine food webs and supporting the natural function of many planetary processes. Ecosystem services provided by the twilight zone are highly beneficial to humans, but they occur largely out of sight and they are undervalued by society as a result. To better evaluate the benefits that the twilight zone provides, an ecosystem service framework provides a way to organize our thinking about them and even to quantify their economic value. With this information at hand, leaders and policymakers can think more carefully about what we stand to gain or lose from actions that affect the twilight zone and the broader ocean environment to which it is tightly linked, particularly as we strive for the sustainable use of marine resources. The title was changed from "Ecosystem Services of the Mesopelagic" to "Value beyond view: illuminating the human benefits of the ocean twilight zone."
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    At Sea Test 2 recovery cruise : Cruise 206 on board R/V Knorr April 10 - 15, 2012 Woods Hole - Woods Hole, MA
    (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-06) Weller, Robert A. ; Lund, John M. ; O’Brien, Jeff ; Kemp, John N. ; Kostel, Ken ; Waldorf, Walt ; Holm, Chris ; Risien, Craig ; Matthewson, Michael ; Trowbridge, John H.
    The R/V Knorr, on Cruise 206, carried out the recovery of three moorings for the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) Implementing Organization of the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative. These three moorings are prototypes of the moorings to be used by CGSN at the Pioneer, Endurance, and Global Arrays. Knorr departed from Woods Hole, Massachusetts on April 10, 2012 and steamed south to the location of the mooring deployments on the shelf break. Over five days, April 10-15, Knorr surveyed the bottom at the planned mooring sites, recovered the moorings, and carried out preliminary investigations of mechanical and electrical functionality on the recovered moorings and mooring hardware, including observations of biofouling and corrosion. Knorr returned to Woods Hole on April 15, 2012.