Deep Ocean Web Event

In case you missed Peter and I discussing this program, here is another reminder. DEEP OCEAN AIRS TOMORROW NIGHT ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL. The series is from the BBC. Last year at a deep-sea meeting a BBC representative presented some of the video. Even in its unformatted state, it was truly marvelous. As I recall, a segment shows Giant Isopods swarming a food fall. There will also be excellent footage of coral/sponge meadows on Davidson Seamount here off the California coast. Having seen some of this video and diving on the seamount with ROV’s, I can say you will not want to mist this.

Added bonus. Jot down any questions you have and post them here in this thread. Kevin, Peter, and I will monitor the post and respond.

Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

9 Replies to “Deep Ocean Web Event”

  1. While the whale shark is way cool, it is not deep ocean…

    Nor are surface-skimming dolphin…

  2. My favorites from that part:

    Pelagic sea spider and filter-feeding urchins!

    It must suck being on the west coast and having to wait 3 more hours for this stuff!

  3. Davidson Seamount footage was awesome, but sailfish attack and nautilus foraging were my favorite parts. Incredible.

  4. Didn’t you post that footage here at DSN with a link at YouTube? Can you post that link again for the readers?

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