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Title
Life on the abyssal floor
Creator
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Shutts, Richard L
Smith III, Rex
Date Created and/or Issued
1970
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, Library, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
California Revealed from University of California, San Diego, Library
Rights Information
Public domain. No restrictions on use.
Description
The film consists of the best footage of benthic life generated by the ""Monster Camera"" project conducted in 1970. In this NSF-sponsored project, Isaacs and his team dropped a bait pail, light source and cine camera on the sea floor at various locations at depths of 200-3700 meters in order to get photographs of life on the sea floor. The film includes a detailed description of the underwater camera system and images of sea floor activity. This film was initially shown to scientists and was later shown to the general public at the SIO Aquarium Museum.
Type
moving image
Format
Original
Color
Sound
16mm film
Extent
1 Reel of 1
Identifier
92-24
cus_00002
Language
English
Relation
SIO Marine Life Research Program Film, c1970
Provenance
University of California, San Diego Libraries
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