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Deployment: Tara Pacific Expedition

Tara Pacific Expedition
Platform Type:
Pacific Ocean

The Tara Pacific expedition (2016-2018) sampled coral ecosystems around 32 islands in the Pacific Ocean and the ocean surface waters at 249 locations, resulting in the collection of nearly 58,000 samples. Tara is a 36-meter aluminum-hulled schooner, formerly named "Antarctica" then "Seamaster". More details on the Tara Pacific expedition and its sampling program can be found in Lombard et al., 2022 (doi: 10.1101/2022.05.25.493210).