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The violent storm activity associated with El Nino takes place in the eastern Pacific Ocean, but the chain of events the researchers describe ultimately ends up being detected in the western Pacific Ocean.
The search will start in the eastern Pacific Ocean later in the year.
The shrimp are so named because they resemble Alvinocaris, a genus found in the late 1970s at the world's first known hydrothermal vents, in the Galapagos Rift in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
This first cruise - a scientific collaboration between ISSF and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) - will spend two months in the eastern Pacific Ocean onboard the Yolanda L, a purse seine vessel owned by Frigorificos Pesqueros Infripesca, and led by Captain Ricardo Diaz.
This newly named stretch of the north eastern Pacific Ocean rims the southern part of Vancouver Island, washing upon both Canadian and USA western shores.
El Nino is an occasional seasonal warming of the central and eastern Pacific Ocean that upsets normal weather patterns from the western seaboard of Latin America to east Africa.
El Nino, which means "little boy" in Spanish, is driven by abnormal warming of the eastern Pacific Ocean and can have a major influence on global weather.
El Nino, which is caused by warming of the eastern Pacific Ocean, results in extensive drought in the west Pacific and has been associated with a spike in wildfire activity.