Value/Cost of Collections

Ami Scheltema ascheltema at WHOI.EDU
Fri Mar 27 09:40:50 CST 1998

          For deep-sea collections--or any off-shore collecting, water
          column or benthos--the cost of a research vessel is around
          $20,000 per day or more.  Added to this is the more recent
          problem of getting permission to collect within the 200-mile
          economic zone of each country bordering the oceans, which
          permissions can be denied if there is a hint of designs for
          exploitation or military intelligence.

          Amelie Scheltema
          Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
          Woods Hole, MA 02543

More information about the Taxacom mailing list