Night station with dolphins – Tara Méditerranée 2014

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The night scientific station n°286 will be remembered. As they were playing out the manta net into the water, a few miles away from the Gibraltar Strait, the Taranautes met a large group of short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinius delphis).  To enjoy the show, we enlightened the sea with a powerful light. And then surprise : thousands of glowing lantern fishes (Myctophidae) were trying to escape their predators by jumping outside the water. A magic moment aboard Tara!

© N.Pansiot/Tara Expéditions