Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 26 September – 03 October 2022
Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 19-26 September 2022
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 15 – 22 August 2022
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: The Pew Charitable Trusts
For the first time, we have a comprehensive overview of the gaps in our knowledge about ocean areas targeted for deep-sea mining and how they could be impacted. New research published today in the journal Marine Policy shows that the science is insufficient to support evidence-based decision-making should mining move forward.
Author: University of Bristol
The fossilised remains of ancient deep-sea corals may act as time machines providing new insights into the effect the ocean has on rising CO2 levels, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Bristol, St Andrews and Nanjing and published today [16 October] in Science Advances.
Source: Hakai Magazine
Author: Judith Lavoie
In the northeast Pacific, the upper 3,000 meters of water has lost 15 percent of its oxygen over the past 60 years, and the top 500 meters is simultaneously becoming more acidic at an unprecedented rate, a study by Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists has found.
Author: Matthew Hart
A group of deep-sea biologists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has come out with a “Top 10” list of oceanic creatures. In the video below, the biologists describe the creatures, which, of course, all look like aliens. Although many of them are also breathtakingly beautiful.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
Author: Abigail Eisenstadt
In the fifteen years since it was first caught on camera, the giant squid has revealed many of its secrets. Researchers now know how it swims, some of its migration patterns and even how it might hunt. But they don’t know a lot about the ocean depths where it lives.