Sea-It-Live Presents The BiG RAPA Cruise

The Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) is a NSF-sponsored Science and Technology Center designed to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the diversity of microorganisms in the sea. Marine microorganisms dominate the ocean and ensure the habitability of our planet. The focus of the 2010 C-MORE expedition, BiG RAPA was to explore unique habitats that exist in the South Pacific subtropical ocean, with environmental conditions ranging from a rainforest flourishing with life to a desolate desert. Please join us as we take you on a virtual field trip to explore the highlights of this expedition.


Heterotrophic bacteria playing an important role in the ocean


Some of the experiments conducting on the C-MORE cruise