How is the deep sea so diverse? The struggle is real for late 1900s ecologists

The year is 1967.  A paper is published that causes pandemonium in the scientific community.  The discovery causes a fundamental shift in thinking divergent from…

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When real-life marine biologist and mom goes to sea, she takes the octonauts with her

My friend Roxanne Beinart studies deep-sea hydrothermal vent ecosystems—work that sometimes takes her out to sea for weeks at a time. When on land, Roxanne and…

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The Fantastical Beasts of the Deep Gulf of Mexico

I recently returned from nearly two weeks at sea with a motley and intrepid crew exploring the Gulf of Mexico almost a mile and half…

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