I've been wanting to do this one for a while. Years ago I read a non-fiction science book by Martin Caidin (Author of "Cyborg") called "Hydrospace". It was about the state of undersea exploration technology at the time (around the mid-sixties) and his ideas about how the seas might be explored in the future. As with all such predictions, some came true, but most didn't. Now it's your turn to do the predicting. Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to depict how the Federation (or Earth, if you set your work in the ENT era) would explore the oceans of a class-M world. What equipment would they take? What ships or vehicles would they use? Would the assignment go mainly to aquatic lifeforms or any lifeform that would fit in an environmment suit? Your work should be a snapshot depicting "Voyage to the Bottom of the Q'Onos Sea" or "Sealab 2390". Something to that effect. As always, end of the month is the end of the contest and be sure to email your completed entries to Ptrope before the deadline.