Latest Deep sea Stories
As fishing and the harvesting of metals, gas and oil have expanded deeper and deeper into the ocean, scientists are drawing attention to the services provided by the deep sea, the world’s largest environment.
It has been said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about our own planet's oceans. That especially applies to the deepest parts of our oceans – depths that are 200 meters or deeper.
On Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. local time (10 p.m. Friday EDT), the hybrid remotely operated vehicle Nereus was confirmed lost at 9,990 meters (6.2 miles) depth in the Kermadec Trench northeast of New Zealand.
A team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will use the world's only full-ocean-depth, hybrid, remotely-operated vehicle, Nereus, and other advanced technology to find out. They will explore the Kermadec Trench at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
With a stock estimated at 1,000 million tons so far, mesopelagic fish dominate the total biomass of fish in the ocean. However, a team of researchers has found that their abundance could be at least 10 times higher.
Animals living on the abyssal plains, miles below the ocean surface, don’t usually get much to eat.
Off the coast of Norway, on the floor of the Arctic Ocean, lies a largely unexplored world of undersea volcanoes. This system, with the fanciful name of Loki's Castle, contains rich metal deposits and unique wildlife.
In 2010, scientists made an astonishing discovery: the deepest and hottest known hydrothermal vents. Now a new team returns to find an even deeper vent field, teeming with life.
Results will help scientists understand what to expect under future climate change
Scientists studying deep-ocean hydrothermal vents have discovered that some life forms can survive the extreme pressure change from ocean-floor to sea surface.