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Deep sea riches
2014-07-31 02:00:16

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.

Better Ocean Stewardship Called For By Researchers
2014-05-16 03:21:48

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.

WHOI's Nereus remotely operated vehicle
2014-05-12 05:07:47

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.

What Lives In The Deepest Part Of The Ocean?
2014-04-11 11:44:48

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.

Mesopelagic Fish Biomass Is 10 Times Higher Than Estimated
2014-02-10 06:40:49

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.

Feast And Famine For Animals Living On The Abyssal Plain
2013-11-12 11:57:06

Animals living on the abyssal plains, miles below the ocean surface, don’t usually get much to eat.

Underwater Volcano System Proposed As National Park For Norway
2013-08-05 05:11:28

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.

Deepest Hydrothermal Vent Discovered In Cayman Deep, Teeming With Life
2013-02-22 09:43:30

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.

How Ocean Energy Impacts Life In The Deep Sea Examined In New Study
2012-09-05 13:36:27

Results will help scientists understand what to expect under future climate change

Creatures Of The Abyss Invade Surface World
2012-06-11 02:43:47

Scientists studying deep-ocean hydrothermal vents have discovered that some life forms can survive the extreme pressure change from ocean-floor to sea surface.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.