The deep sea, areas of the ocean below 200 meters, is the largest biome on Earth‐‐vast, remote, and inhospitable. These conditions create unique challenges for…
In the beginning, people mused the expansive oceans contained but a handful of organisms. This idea started with Pliny the Elder, who lived in the…View More How many species are in the deep sea?
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…View More How is the deep sea so diverse? The struggle is real for late 1900s ecologists
California based artist and dabbler in the deep sea, Lily Simonson had me at “Party of Yeti’s.” In a new exhibit at the Harvard Museum…View More Ain’t No Party Like a Yeti Party
TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. Marine scientists,…View More This marine worm is called the Sand Striker
This story starts with my research team currently deploying alligators* (3 total, 2 – 2.5 meters in length) at three different sites 2000 meters deep…View More Alligators in the Abyss
I am deeply concerned that a project intending to collect plastic from the ocean’s surface, known as The Ocean Cleanup, will sweep up countless floating…View More The Ocean Cleanup struggles to prove it will not harm sea life
As we prepare for our 2019, Gulf of Mexico, Deep-Sea, Wood-Fall Collection, Research Cruise Spectacular from February 11th-24th, enjoy these videos from our 2017 expedition.…View More Experience the Life of the Deep Gulf of Mexico in 20 Videos
Next week my research group heads out to sea for our Gulf of Mexico research project on deep-sea wood falls. Make sure to pay attention…View More My 25 Favorite Things For Ocean Field Work
At institutional level a mission statement and set of core values are important to drive decisions and growth. As I have worked with an amazing…View More What Are Your Research Group’s Scientific Core Values?
Armed with the lab’s trusty Ultimaker 3-D printer, our imaginations, and endless source of inspiration that is deep-sea life and science, my lab and I…View More 3-D Printing the Ulitmate Deep-Sea Christmas Tree