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Deep-ocean carbon sinksEurekAlert | 06 Sep 2013
(University of Iowa) Although microbes that live in the so-called "dark ocean"-- below a depth of some 600 feet where light doesn't penetrate-- may not absorb enough carbon to curtail global warming, they do absorb considerable amounts of carbon and merit further study, according to a University of Iowa study.
Public Event: Deep Ocean Exploration: TrenchesWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 20 Aug 2013
Saturday, August 24, 20139:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionLearn about scientific exploration in the deepest parts of the sea -- the trenches. Extending from depths of 6,500 meters (~21,000 ft) to 11,000 meters (~36,000 ft), the trenches are a vast unknown part of our planet.
Well Traveled, Well TestedWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 01 Aug 2013
Rebuilding Alvin: The people who assembled the iconic sub, in their own words
Fishermen 'Tweets from the Deep'World Fishing | 31 Jul 2013
UK fisherman, Andy Giles, is set to document a day's fishing through a series of tweets as part of a new initiative to raise awareness of the complex and dangerous nature of life at sea.
Exploring Canyons of the Northwest Atlantic LIVEWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 19 Jul 2013
From July to August 2013, a team of scientists and technicians at sea and on shore will explore the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats off the Northeast Coast of the U.S. The 36-day expedition includes two cruises featuring a live video strem to scientists and the public, one to the Mytilus Seamount and the second to canyons along the continental shelf slope.
Expedition to isolated island discovers amazing sea lifeFox News | 01 Jul 2013
What lurks in the deep water off the most remote inhabited island in the world? This past month, a team of researchers trekked to Tristan da Cunha, an island in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, to find out.
Schedule: LIVE stream with HROV Nereusschmidtocean.org | 24 Jun 2013
Through the view of these cameras, you will be able to follow along in real-time as Dr. Chris German and his team aboard R/V Falkor study, image, and sample one of the most unique ecosystems on our planet: hydrothermal vents at the Mid-Cayman Rise.
Welcome James Cameron and DEEPSEA CHALLENGERWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 17 Jun 2013
On Friday, June 14, filmmaker James Cameron delivered the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the only human-occupied vehicle currently able to access the deepest parts of the ocean, to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Dr. Susan Avery, president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, along with the scientific research community, welcomed Cameron and the submersible to its new home at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Spanish researchers sequence the genome of global deep oceanEurekAlert | 13 Jun 2013
A team of Spanish researchers, coordinated by the Spanish National Research Council, has started to sequence the genome of the global deep ocean. They are using more than 2,000 samples of microorganisms collected in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans during the Malaspina Expedition.
What to Make of a Warming PlateauNew York Times | 11 Jun 2013
The rise in the planets surface temperature has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that, a circumstance that highlights how much is still unknown about the climate system.
Cameron and Avery to Address Senate CommitteeWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 11 Jun 2013
Washington, D.C. – Explorer and director James Cameron will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 11, with Dr. Susan Avery, president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for a series of public events and a Senate hearing. Central to their visit is the display of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the only human-occupied vehicle currently able to access the deepest parts the ocean.
MBARI research shows where trash accumulates in the deep seaEurekAlert | 06 Jun 2013
Surprisingly large amounts of discarded trash end up in the ocean. Plastic bags, aluminum cans, and fishing debris not only clutter our beaches, but accumulate in open-ocean areas such as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch." Now, a paper by researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute shows that trash is also accumulating in the deep sea, particularly in Monterey Canyon.
Oases 2013: Hydrothermal Exploration of the Mid-Cayman RiseWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 05 Jun 2013
Throughout the month of June 2013, a team of oceanographers and astrobiologists will continue their systematic exploration of one of the deepest points in the Caribbean Sea, searching for life in extreme seafloor environments. Using the hybrid underwater robotic vehicle Nereus, these scientists will extend their investigations throughout the depths of the Mid-Cayman Rise, which reaches to more than 6,500 meters (~4 miles) deep.
Deep Sea Mining - The Pacific Experiment (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 31 May 2013
Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals Inc. has staked its reputation on bringing off the worlds first deep sea mining (DSM) operation. The Bismarck Sea in Papua New Guinea has been marked out as the testing ground for this unprecedented technology.