The Jakobsens, a husband and wife team, investigate what nobody else has ever seen before: hitherto unknown species in the ocean. And they take a ZEISS Primovert routine microscope with them.
Plummeting 1000 meters in 45 minutes: only 10 submarines in the world are capable of descending to a depth of one kilometer and withstanding the pressure of 100 bar. The 7.5-meter-long submarine LULA 1000 of the German couple Joachim and Kirsten Jakobsen is one of them.
“More people have been on Mount Everest than in the deep-sea.”
They use it to dive into a truly fascinating world: the deep sea off the coast of the Azores. They have one goal – to discover hitherto unknown species in the ocean. Many species are still undocumented and unnamed. With the aid of the microscope, the Jakobsens would like to reveal single-cell organisms that are not visible with the naked eye. They collect sea water using a type of tap right inside the submarine, then search the samples for single-celled organisms on-site using a ZEISS Primovert routine microscope.