Looking for vicarious adventure? Check out two new expedition blogs, both of which are underway right now! The Tonga Trench Expedition is a Scripps Institution…View More Two new expedition blogs: super deep South Pacific and super cold Antarctica
We’re excited for another guest post from Kim Martini here at DSN (read previous posts here). Kim is a physical oceanographer working at the University of Alaska,…View More Notes from the field: North, to the Arctic Ocean!
Science is about discovery, observation and understanding, but it doesn’t always proceed smoothly and inexorably towards success. Real science, especially RealBiology®, is often messy and…View More Notes from the field: Mexico whale shark research 2012
Our colleague John Hocevar is out in the Bering Sea right now studying the seafloor communities there with Greenpeace and the Waitt Institute. John has…View More Guest Post: Nursery Rhymes for Skates
There are scientists floating in the middle of the North Atlantic who are holding the dinosaur extinction in their hands. Really. Here it is: This…View More Drilling for dinosaur death: the Joides Resolution finds extinction in deep sea mud
I asked, “What were the events that lead to you to dive the Marianas Trench?” Don Walsh one of two men to first visit the…View More I Am Science with the First Man to Dive Challenger Deep
This week the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer has been dropping its ROV Little Hercules onto various features in the northern Gulf of Mexico, including an…View More TGIF – Pretty pictures from Okeanos Explorer
Act 1: Wood Falling on Water At two miles below the ocean’s surface, I see wooden carcasses, once buoyant, lying listlessly on the abyssal seafloor.…View More A Lonely Tree Far From Home Brings New Life to the Ocean Deep: A Narrative in Five Acts
This is an invited contribution. A marine biologist, who posts here under the pseudonym, Dour Marine Biologist, offers a counter to the media and even DSN…View More Shouldn’t We Be More Skeptical of the DeepChallenger Dive?
This is a time sensitive post. By the time some find it, there may be nothing showing, but right now at 1155hrs EDSL, there’s a…View More Okeanos Explorer in the Gulf of Mexico