New species of sea urchins discovered in NZ watersNew Zealand Herald | 21 May 2013
Scientists dusting off half-century old archives of sea urchins have discovered seven new species they didn't know existed in New Zealand waters. The dramatic finds include a clarification over the mystery of one giant deepwater species.
Group presents deep-sea fishing recommendationsWorld Fishing | 21 May 2013
A group of deep-sea fishing professionals have presented a set of key recommendations to policy makers, which aim to achieve sustainable fisheries management in the North-East Atlantic.
Deep sea 'gold rush' moves closerBBC | 18 May 2013
The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.
EU deep-sea fisheries reps call for authorities to work togetherfishupdate.com | 17 May 2013
Over the last two days (15-16 May), representatives from the industry, the EU institutions, EU Member States, civil society as well as from the scientific community have gathered in Edinburgh to optimise the management of deep water fishing.
Deep-sea law change debatedNew Zealand Herald | 11 Apr 2013
A controversial law change which would limit protest near deep-sea oil and gas operations has been debated for the first time in a heated Parliamentary session.
EU environment committee vote on deep water trawls criticisedfishupdate.com | 21 Mar 2013
Scots MEP Struan Stevenson and Senior Vice President of the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee has responded to yesterday?s vote in the European Parliament?s Environment Committee (ENVI) to ban deep water trawling at depths below 200 metres saying that such a move would seriously harm the Scottish fishing industry.
EP votes on deep-sea fishingWorld Fishing | 20 Mar 2013
European Parliament has voted today on a proposal to amend the conditions for deep-sea fishing in the North-East Atlantic Ocean.
Deepest ocean 'teems with microbes'BBC | 18 Mar 2013
The deepest place in the ocean - the Mariana Trench, in the Pacific Ocean - is teeming with microscopic organisms, scientists find.
Deep-Sea Life Issue One -Now Available Here!INDEEP | 12 Mar 2013
Welcome to the first edition of Deep-Sea Life: a new informal publication for the deep-sea biology community. This newsletter aims to deliver curent news regarding projects, new papers, meetings and workshops, cruises, student progress, jobs and training opportunities, opinion pieces and other useful information for the science community and all interested parties.
Submarine sent to world's deepest sea ventsNew Zealand Herald | 28 Feb 2013
Researchers steering a remote-controlled submarine around the world's deepest known hydrothermal vents have collected numerous samples from sunless depths of the Caribbean Sea.
Deepest undersea vents discoveredBBC | 21 Feb 2013
UK scientists exploring the ocean floor in the Caribbean discover an "astounding" set of hydrothermal vents, the deepest in the world.
Vibrant mix of marine life found at extreme ocean depths, Scripps analysis revealsEurekAlert | 21 Feb 2013
(University of California - San Diego) The first scientific examinations of data recorded during a record-setting expedition have yielded new insights about the diversity of creatures that live and thrive in the cold, dark, and highly pressurized habitats of the world's deepest points and their vastly unexplored ecosystems.
Deep sub prepares to resume workBBC | 18 Feb 2013
Alvin, the world's most experienced manned deep submersible, is nearing the end of a major $41m refit and will shortly resume its research duties.
New species of fish discovered in ocean trench near NZNew Zealand Herald | 05 Feb 2013
An expedition to one of the deepest ocean trenches has discovered a new species of fish and another not previously caught in the southwest Pacific, giving scientists a better understanding of biodiversity in the deep seas around New Zealand.
Oil, gas explorer pulls outNew Zealand Herald | 05 Dec 2012
The hunt for oil and gas has been dealt a blow by the withdrawal of explorer Petrobras from deep water off the East Coast. The Brazilian state energy company surrendered its permit off the Raukumara Basin, saying there were insufficient signs of oil and gas to justify further exploration.
Brazilian oil giant Petrobras dumps NZ exploration permitsNew Zealand Herald | 04 Dec 2012
Brazilian oil company Petrobras has handed back exploration licences it holds for deep sea oil and gas prospects in the Raukumara Basin, off East Cape, in what appears a reaction to a string of difficulties which have seen the oil giant report losses for the first time in 13 years.
Ocean disappointed with latest quotasWorld Fishing | 03 Dec 2012
International conservation organisation, Oceana, has expressed its disappointment with the European Council's 2013 and 2014 TACs and quotas for deep sea species.