The Deep-Sea Search page allows you to search for concept names that have been entered into MBARI’s Deep-Sea Guide. These concepts can be biological, geological, or technical in nature and can be specific (e.g., Embassichthys bathybius) or general (e.g., fish). Results from this search give specific information about the concept searched for and may include images, morphological descriptions, geographic, depth ranges, and occurrence data.
The Deep-Sea Guide was created by MBARI’s video annotation laboratory. The descriptive and observational data within are representative highlights from our Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database. These unique VARS data are centrally managed as an institutional resource, resulting from decades of successful collaboration among scientists, engineers, and key technical staff at MBARI. More information: About.
MBARI provides these data "as is", with no warranty, express or implied, of the data quality or consistency. It is provided without support and without obligation on the part of MBARI to assist in its use, correction, modification, or enhancement. More information: Data Use and Citation.