Portraits of the Deep is a display of pictures of deep-sea sharks and fish from the North-east Atlantic Ocean found at depths of 1000m. The images were taken during a two-week scientific cruise and were captured by a camera attached to a frame called the ROBIO lander. The camera was pre-programmed to take images once every minute.
Mackerel was attached to the lander on the end of a 'bait arm' to mimic a natural food fall from the surface layers of the ocean. The smell attracted scavenging animals, such as fish and sharks that live on and around the seafloor.
This is Oceanlab's first photography exhibition and is sponsored by Kongsberg Maritime who supplied the high-resolution digital camera used on the cruise, and Lighthouse Design in Aberdeen.
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