At the beginning of 2020, Laurent Ballesta will present the Gombessa V expedition at the Salon de la Plongée and a conference at the Maison des Océans in Paris. On this occasion, we are publishing a very beautiful photography of gorgonians taken at a depth of about 70 meters in front of Monaco.
The Monaco Explorations team is pleased to present a new exhibition comprising twenty or so panels including very beautiful photographs of marine turtles in the Conference Hall of the Monaco Oceanographic Museum. 
Supported by the Monaco Exploration Society, a study mission on the deep-water corals of the Red Sea took place in the Gulf of Aqaba at Eilat.
The mission carried out in Palau from 11 to 23 October 2019 focused on two research subjects: the study of resistance and adaptation of corals to ocean acidification and that of the key mechanisms of cellular ageing.
On 12 and 13 September this year, the teams of Monaco Explorations hosted a booth at the Lumexplore Festival and presented their films in 360° vision about the missions carried out in the world. These animations met a great success with the many visitors of the festival and school children. Lumexplore, the Scientific and Environmental Exploration Film Festival, has been organised each year since 2016 for the French Explorers Society in La Ciotat, in the Bouches du Rhône.
To better understand how sperm whales, Cuvier’s beaked whales, Risso’s dolphins and pilot whales move at great depths in the Mediterranean Sea.