Substation Curacao

104 Added | 4 Magazines | 5 Likes | 36 Followers | @SubstationCur | Substation Curacao home to Curacao's pride the Curasub. A Nuytco Research, Ltd. built research submarine. Exploring the unknown deep reefs of Curacao. Our mission is to research, explore and ultimately protect our reefs in Curacao and the wider region. Our research is funded by private donors, foundations, different research partners such as the Smithsonian, Sirenas, Naturalis, and the University of Wageningen just to name a few. Last but not least, we also fund our research by offering private tours on the Curasub. For more information check our websiten #WejustdoitmuchDeeper #AbyssExplorers #SubstationCuracao

Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving

Exploring & filming for a new #coral #Documentary #rightnowincuracao w/ #Curasub! Thanks @Reef_Patrol #Curacao #diving @SECORE_coral

Deep Reef Observation Project

Curacao 2017 Submersible Dive

Discover the The Unknown Depths of #Curacao in the #Curasub up to 1000ft! #MondayMotivation @CuracaoTravel #fliptravel

XL Catlin Seaview Survey

A new mesophotic goby, Palatogobius incendius (Teleostei: Gobiidae), and the first record of invasive lionfish preying on undescribed biodiversity

1. Costello MJ, May RM, Stork NE (2013) Can we name Earth’s species before they go extinct? Science 339: 413–416. pmid:23349283<p>2. Mora C, Tittensor …

Descriptions of a new genus and two new species of Caribbean deep-water jawfishes (Teleostei: Opistognathidae)

Journal article Open Access<p>Smith-Vaniz, William F.<p>A new genus and species of deep-water jawfish, Anoptoplacus pygmaeus, n. gen. n. sp., is described …

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Submersible-diving expedition to Bonaire!

Expedition to St. Eustatius

A lucky catch: A tiny new fish, Haptoclinus dropi, from the southern Caribbean

A new species of tiny blenniiform fish has been discovered in the biodiversity rich waters of the southern Caribbean. <i>Haptoclinus dropi</i> is only around …

Defining and Dividing the Greater Caribbean: Insights from the Biogeography of Shorefishes

Abstract<p>The Greater Caribbean biogeographic region is the high-diversity heart of the Tropical West Atlantic, one of four global centers of tropical …

Wrangelia gordoniae, a new species of Rhodophyta (Ceramiales, Wrangeliaceae) from the tropical western Atlantic : Botanica Marina

Abbott, I.A. 1976. On the red algal genera <i>Grallatoria</i> Howe and <i>Callithamniella</i> Feldmann-Mazoyer (Ceramiales). <i>Br. Phycol. J. 11</i>: 143–149.Google …

The spot-tail golden bass: A new fish species from deep reefs of the southern Caribbean

Smithsonian scientists describe a colorful new species of small coral reef sea bass from depths of 182–241 m off Curaçao, southern Caribbean. With …

Connectivity across the Caribbean Sea: DNA Barcoding and Morphology Unite an Enigmatic Fish Larva from the Florida Straits with a New Species of Sea Bass from Deep Reefs off Curaçao

Abstract<p>Integrative taxonomy, in which multiple disciplines are combined to address questions related to biological species diversity, is a valuable …

Miocene genus Mantellina (Bivalvia: Limidae) discovered living on the deep reefs off Curaçao, with the description of a new species | Journal of Molluscan Studies

<i>Mantellina translucens</i> n. sp. inhabits the deep reefs (215–310 m) off southeastern Curaçao, occurring singly or in pairs, attached to vertical rock …

A fish too deep for science

Drs. Carole Baldwin and Ross Robertson from the Smithsonian Institution discovered a new small goby fish that differs from its relatives not only in …


High coral cover at lower mesophotic depths: a dense Agaricia community at the leeward side of Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean

Appeldoorn R, Ballantine D, Bejarano I, Carlo M, Nemeth M, Otero E, Pagan F, Ruiz H, Schizas N, Sherman C, Weil E. (2015) Mesophotic coral ecosystems …

On a Deep Dive in a Custom-Built Submarine, a New Species of Scorpionfish Is Discovered

A new species of fish has been discovered by a group of scientists in the Caribbean and there are probably a lot more where that came from.<p>The fish …


Scorpionfish too deep for SCUBA divers caught by submersible turns out to be a new species

Discovered by scientists using the manned submersible Curasub in the deep-reef waters of the Caribbean island of Curaçao, a new scorpionfish species …

Fishy “juveniles” from the Caribbean to be recognized as a new species, the Hourglass basslet

Living in deep reefs in the Atlantic Ocean, the banded basslet, a small and colorful species with a wide range of distribution, has long been thought …

Deep-reef fishes observed by the Curasub

Capturing the Godzilla goby, a new species, with the Curasub