14 December, 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.

Continue reading Deep-Sea Predators Revealed in 30 Years of Footage

20 January, 2016

Source: ABC Far North Queensland

Athors: Mark Rigby and Alan Stephen

When a collaborative team of researchers set about exploring the depths of Osprey Reef, off the Queensland coast, they had no idea they would discover living fossils, ecosystems that have remained unchanged for millions of years and marine life thought alien to Australian waters.

Continue reading Living fossils discovered during deep sea expedition off Queensland coast

12 December, 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.

Continue reading Biodiversity in the deep sea

19 January, 2012

Published by: Natural Environment Research Council, Planet Earth Online

Author: Peter Hurrell

Bottom trawling fishing boats have devastated many cold water coral reefs along the margin of the North East Atlantic Ocean. Now, researchers have found large cold water coral colonies clinging to the vertical and overhanging sides of submarine canyons 1350 metres below the surface of the Bay of Biscay.

Continue reading Cliffhanging corals avoid trawler damage