Deep-Sea Predators Revealed in 30 Years of Footage

Date: December 14, 2017

Source: National Geographic
Author: Sarah Gibbens

Of all Earth’s major ecosystems, the deep sea is one of the least understood—even though it is the largest. But a new comprehensive study that looked at 30 years of video footage from remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) is helping researchers piece together a more accurate map of who is eating whom underwater.

Previous research to understand deep-sea food webs has relied on what Anela Choy, a marine researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), calls “old fashioned methods.”

“Like looking into guts,” she said.

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