17 June, 2014

Source: Fuel Fix

Author: Carol Christian

A strange sea creature, filmed about 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico by an oil-rig camera, is thought to be a rarely seen jelly fish that’s more at home near the Antarctic. The creature briefly comes into frame before disappearing. But just when the camera operator things it has disappeared for good, the creatures comes back for a thorough visit.

Continue reading Bizarre sea creature caught on Gulf rig camera

24 June, 2013

Source: National Geographic

Author: Rhian Waller

As debate rages in the European Union on how to regulate, and eventually phase out and ban deep-sea trawling, I am reminded of my many deep-sea cruises. Looking for cold-water corals in the depths of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Antarctic, often thousands of meters below the oceans surface, there is almost always a reminder that human influences run deep.

Continue reading Clear Cutting the Seafloor: Deep-Sea Trawling

1 May, 2008

Recently touted as headline news around the world was the fact that the Wilkins Ice Shelf is “hanging by a thread.” This news from Antarctica is the latest in an increasingly worrying string of stories about melting polar ice caps and the effects of climate change on global oceans, declining fish stocks, the devastation of bottom trawling, and the total human impact on the world’s oceans (see below a collection of media reports on the latest scientific findings).

Continue reading DSCC Update – April 2008