Last week scientists discovered the largest volcano on earth and near the largest in the solar system. The volcano, named Tamu Massif, is located 990…View More Largest Volcano on Earth! I’ll Drink to That!
I’m delighted to present this guest post from Dr. Michelle Staudinger, a post-doc at the University of Missouri Columbia and stationed at the National Climate Change…View More Guest post: The stunning deep-water biodiversity of the Bear Seamount
A new species of squid, 0.7 meteres (2.3ft) in length was discovered among the 7,000 samples from taken from seamounts in the southern Indian Ocean.…View More New squid found in Indian Ocean
SARDI scientists have discovered an extinct volcano (800m across and 200m high) 2km below the surface and 100 nautical miles offshore in a protected area…View More Say Hello to Anna’s Pimple
This ghostly-looking orange cirrate octopus was observed with the MBARI’s ROV Doc Ricketts on my recent research cruise to the Taney Seamounts. These finned octopuses belong to…View More Ghostly critters of the deep sea: Cirrate octopus
A new paper by Chris Mah of Echinoblog, Martha Nizinski at the National Marine Fisheries Service, and Lonny Lundsten at MBARI is nicely captured in…View More Coral-devouring sea stars
The exploration vessel Nautilus, with a team of experts of the University of Haifa’s Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, headed by Prof. Zvi…View More Deep-sea coral reefs discovered in Mediterranean
The join Indonesia – U.S. exploration of the deep ocean north of Sulawesi, Indonesia mapped the large undersea volcano Kawio Barat. From base to summet…View More Update on NOAA Expedition in the Indian Ocean
Peter Etnoyer is a deep sea coral habitat specialist with NOAA’s National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) in Charleston, SC. He returns to Deep…View More Guest Post: The Largest Habitats on Earth
You might have noticed that my posting frequency is down recently. Why? 1. Kevin Z convinced me to start Tweeting. There seems to be an…View More What’s New With the Dr. M and the Oceans?