Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 29 August – 5 September 2022
Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 22 – 29 August 2022
Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 15 – 22 August 2022
Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 8 – 14 August 2022
Source: The Guardian
Author: Karen McVeigh
Noise pollution from proposed deep-sea mining could radiate through the ocean for hundreds of kilometres, scientists predict, creating a “cylinder of sound” from the surface to the sea bed.
Source: Earth Island Journal
Author: Claire Hamlett
New research reveals that the ability to make sound is a far more widespread trait among fish than previously thought. It turns out that nearly 29,000 species are likely to have the ability — with big implications for what we know about their lives. The clamor of the underwater world, it turns out, is likely just as diverse as it is in rainforests and wetlands.
Source: Coastal Review
Author: Trista Talton
Tiny, glowing shrimp that live in oceans’ darkest depths are shedding light on how life operates in one of the final frontiers, the deep sea.
“We don’t know very much about the deep sea because it’s incredibly difficult to study,” said Lorian Schweikert, an assistant professor of biology and marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. “A really good place to start is by looking at vision, light and vision and that’s because, from what we understand, vision and the detection of light is critical to deep sea survival.”
Author: Guy Rogers
Scientists are exploring deep sea refuges, southwest of Gqeberha in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, and their importance to the said the site and its importance to the kingklip, a species of cusk eel that occurs along the South African Coast.
Marine biologist Prof Kerry Sink said that the kinglips unusual “drumming” method of communication underlined the need for progressive new thinking about underwater noise pollution from activities like offshore gas and petroleum seismic surveys.
Source: Huffington Post
Author: Hilary Hanson
New research in Marine Pollution Bulletin has uncovered the interactions of octopuses with marine litter.
A single-celled marine microbe capable of photosynthesis and hunting and eating prey may be a secret weapon in the battle against climate change.