Biodiversity in the deep sea

Date: December 12, 2013

Source: Ocean Health Index

Authors: Dr Bruce Robison & Dr Steven Katona

Dr. Bruce Robison may have the best job in the world! As Research Division Chair at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), he has spent much of his career exploring deep water aboard more than a dozen submersible vehicles as well as developing remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) that can photograph and collect animals at great depth.

Most of them have never been seen alive by anyone else on Earth and many are entirely new to science. For thousands of years people believed that nothing at all could live in such dark, cold, unforgiving conditions. They were wrong.


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