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Scientists Set Out On New 45-Day Deep-Sea Expedition
2011-11-07 12:43:57

Scientists set out on an expedition to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean on Monday from Cape Town. The researchers will embark on a 45-day research cruise exploring areas where the deepest sea creatures lie. Aurelie Spadone, a sea specialist with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) who is among the scientists, said "it would be very surprising if we don't come back with a new species." The mission is the second to visit the seamounts along the South-West...

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2009-02-12 11:08:01

Over the last two decades, marine biologists have discovered lush forests of deep-sea corals and sponges growing on seamounts (underwater mountains) offshore of the California coast. It has generally been assumed that many of these animals live only on seamounts, and are found nowhere else. However, two new research papers show that most seamount animals can also be found in other deep-sea areas. Seamounts, however, do support particularly large, dense clusters of these animals. These...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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