Record set on bluefin tuna (Sphyrna sp.) and the giant cuttlefish (Gadusia habilis) - and as such will probably be one of the only animals found anywhere in the world that has been tagged with a radio transmitter.
'We'll take samples to help us understand the range of things that are here today,' said Dr Tippett. 'For example, we can analyse the genetic material from ancient DNA sequences that we find here today because it's stored in a similar DNA format that is very similar.'
The first field experiments, led by Dr Rhea Taylor, lead researcher of 'The Science of Life', will be in the wild, with the aim of exploring the way these creatures make and transport food.
In March last year, she and her collaborators were joined by Professor David Stirling from Imperial College London and Professor Robert Holmes from the Natural History Museum in London to set up a research station in the Mediterranean Sea.
The experiment has already had an impact - and their next aim is to use radio-tagged tuna to explore the nature of species such as the giant cuttlefish and giant squid, which are considered endangered.
'They're both relatively small so they may not pose any risks to humans but some animals have shown that when they go to the sea they can have a tremendous impact on other animals. So we want to look for other creatures that they're able to interact with and transmit information about,' said Professor Stirling.
While one of the most unusual fishes in the world is the tiger shark, these are the species we hope to be able to track.
'Tigers are fairly common in the world so if you find one you know it's going to be big, you can capture it, you can keep it. But sometimes they're just so big, like that huge fish that you saw with the whale <in>the movie Avatar] - it's like, you know, we don't know it, but we've got the potential to find out what the fish looks like.'
It's hoped that the tag on the fish and the information given back will allow us to track the animals in real time and even help identify rare species.
'With the tagging we have the best chance of capturing these kinds of animals and having data for us to get out there to investigate,' said Professor Stirling.