Creep into the Deep
Virtual Research Mission to the Deep-Sea


Our next adventure departs Summer 2015! Join us in the Gulf of Mexico. Sign up today!

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Part of WhaleTimes Taking Science Deeper

Creep into the Deep creates a connection between scientists and students. It also lets you bring deep-sea animals, exploration, and *science into your classrooms in a unique and inviting way. By participating in the program, your students become Virtual members of a deep sea mission and even send their autographs into the abyss!   *STEM topics are brought to life with deep sea explorations.

What’s in the deep that’s worth risking one’s life? Animals dressed in red velvet, some as transparent as glass, and others that flash and ripple with light so bright it hurts your eyes. From glow-in-the-dark poop to hagfish oozing buckets of slime, every animal and discover in the deep is weirder and more wonderful than the next. Take your science deeper by enrolling in WhaleTimes Creep into the Deep program!

  Join Dr. Tamara Frank and the science team to explore the
Gulf Of Mexico: Summer 2015
*Vision and Bioluminescence in the Deep-sea Benthos II

*Research funded by NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, award number  NA14OAR0110264

Pisces deep-sea submersible
EXAMPLE OF PAST CRUISE: 


*In 2011, Creep into the Deep joined deep-sea exploration with researchers from NOAA, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Bishop Museum, State Div of Aquatic Resources, and the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL)

See photos from cruise.

DEEP REVIEWS:
 
 Teachers are raving about their Creep into the Deep experience.  Here are just a few comments we've received:

“…an unprecedented opportunity to learn about research at sea….

...Offered our landlocked students a unique opportunity to learn more about the oceans from deep sea explorers…

..I love that it was interactive and students were able to [connect] with the scientists"

 

Wondering what the scientists emails might be like? Read sample Seamails from the original Creep into the Deep missions

January 2010 Sample 1

January 2010 Sample 2

January 2010 Sample 3

January 2010 Sample 4

 

Join us on the next mission to the deep Summer 2015.

This cruise is perfect for year-round schools, camps, and informal education programs. Here's the 411:


K-6th grade Students, teachers...schools,

 You are invited to become virtual members of a deep-sea research team through WhaleTimes exciting Creep into the Deep  program. (Creep into the Deep originally created in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).)

 

Students become virtual members of a deep-sea research mission by:

w Signing the Creep into the Deep poster (which is then sent to the scientist)

w Following their signatures into the deep

w Tracking ocean exploration on-line through emails, updates, and  photographs from the scientists while they're at sea

w Discovering more about the ocean through inquiry-based curriculum

After the mission, the scientist certifies the signatures made it to the deep by autographing the poster and noting the date, depth, and dive location. Posters are returned to participating schools to display proudly.

Creep into the Deep meets national and state Core Curriculum, STEM, and Ocean Literacy Standards.

Next Available MISSION

 
Summer 2015
MISSION: Gulf of Mexico:
Dr. Frank (NOVA Souteastern University) and the Science Team will explore the Northern West Florida escarpment, down to 2000 m depths, as well as the base of the West Florida Escarpment in DeSoto Canyon

 

NOTES:

  • Cruises and dates are subject to change.

  • Detailed information provided after enrollment.

Enrollment info for 2015 dive coming soon

 Questions? Contact  creepintothedeep2015[at this url]      


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 Past Creep into the Deep cruises with the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory:

 Nov 23-Dec 06, 2009

 

   *Northwestern Hawaiian Islands,    Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
        (and off Ni‘ihau, "the Forbidden Island" in the main Hawaiian Islands)

 

The Missions:
s Megafauna of Deep Seamounts and Ridges in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument: Year 2 (NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries)

s Acoustic Tracking of Bottomfish in and around a Restricted Fishing Area (RFA) off Ni`ihua (NOAA Fisheries - Pacific Regional Office)

The science team is back and it was a HUGE success. Thank you Dr. John Smith , Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, NOAA and  all the extraordinary researchers on the cruise for answering our questions and sharing your deep sea cruise with our students!

 January 11-17, 2010

 

  

Au‘au Channel (between Maui and Molokai, Hawai'i)  

The science team is back and it was a HUGE success. Thank you Dr. Frank Parrish, NOAA, the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, and  all the extraordinary researchers on the cruise for answering our questions and sharing your deep sea cruise with our students!  

 

 

*Research Funding Information:

January 2011 research grant information: This project was supported in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Ocean Program under award NA07NOS4780188 to the Bishop Museum, NA07NOS4780187 and NA07NOS478190 to the University of Hawaii, and NA07NOS4780189 to the State of Hawaii; and NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research's Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory under award NA10OAR4300132.

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 2009: This paper is a result of research funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Ocean Program, under award NA07NOS4780188 to the Bishop Museum, NA07NOS4780187 and NA07NOS478190 to the University of Hawaii, NA07NOS4780189 to the State of Hawaii, and to the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. Submersible support was provided by NOAA Undersea Research Program's Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory under award NA05OAR4301108.

Au'au Channel, 2010: This work was supported in part by NOAA's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, Grant #NA07NOS4780188,Deep Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies:  Investigating the Deep (50-100 m) Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems of Hawaii.


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