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…
Light does not reach the deep-sea floor. This precludes photosynthesis and thus primary production (except in chemosynthetic communities like hydrothermal vents and methane seeps). The…View More ARCHIVE: 25 Things You Should Know About the Deep Sea: #8 Processes & Patterns In the Deep-Sea Are Linked to Surface Production
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In one of the earliest papers on the deep-sea fauna, Mosely (1880, p.593) noted, “Some animals appear to be dwarfed by deep-sea conditions.” Almost a…View More ARCHIVE: 25 Things You Should Know About the Deep Sea: #7 Most Deep-Sea Organisms Are Miniatures of Their Shallow Water Relatives
In the first wave attack ordered by the Squid Overlords, deep-sea microbes will invade the air. As you already know the second wave attack will…View More Deep-Sea Organisms Are Invading
Unlike other marine environments, the threats to the deep sea and it species are relatively new. Only recently has it been both economically and technologically…View More ARCHIVE: 25 Things You Should Know About the Deep Sea: #6 The Deep Sea is Under Threat and Needs Protection
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Joshua Rosenau over at Thoughts from Kansas reminded me about the recent reauthorizing and updating of the MSA. What’s this mean for the deep sea?View More Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA)
American supermarket chain Whole Foods Market has decided to stop marketing Icelandic products because of Iceland resuming commercial whaling.View More Iceland Can’t Get a Break
American supermarket chain Whole Foods Market has decided to stop marketing Icelandic products because of Iceland resuming commercial whaling.View More Iceland Can't Get a Break
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