Deltron Blu Vu’s Dr. Bozanic Completes Diving Expedition for Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

. August 30, 2010 . 0 Comments

Deltron, Inc. announce that Dr. Jeffrey Bozanic, Vice President of Deltron’s Blu Vu division, has completed a diving expedition for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and collected what appears to be a new species of brittle sea star from the Pacific Ocean’s easternmost coral atoll. Blu Vu designs and develops closed-circuit rebreather technology, underwater life support systems that recirculate breathing gases to enable deeper and longer dives. Using a rebreather, Dr. Bozanic was able to collect marine specimens at 350 feet below the surface, a depth far deeper than traditional scuba equipment would allow.

Founded in 2008, Deltron’s Blu Vu division is led by internationally renowned deep sea and cave diving expert Jeffrey Bozanic, Ph.D. Blu Vu designs and develops proprietary closed-circuit rebreathers and components for deep sea oil & gas exploration, mining, search and rescue, fire, building safety and hazardous materials applications as well as for recreational diving.

Dr. Jeffrey Bozanic, Blu Vu’s Vice President of Research and Development, commented: “My team and I are proud to be a part of the collection and identification of what could prove to be a new species of sea star on behalf of the Natural History Museum. Using rebreather technology enabled me to dive at a depth of 350 feet and stay underwater for 4 1/2 hours. Conventional scuba equipment allows for a maximum depth of 130 feet and limits dive time to 45 minutes to an hour. At Blu Vu we believe demand for rebreathers in commercial and recreational diving applications will continue to rise and are excited to forge ahead in this growing field.”

Clipperton Island is a small, ring-shaped coral atoll located 800 miles southwest of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean. The uninhabited French island occupies approximately 2 square miles and is home to a diverse range of marine species. Dr. Bozanic and his team collected approximately 130 specimens containing as many as 500 animals for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. The team collected a rare, as-yet unnamed brittle sea star currently under review by the Museum’s nationally recognized Echinoderm Department.

Category: Natural History

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