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…
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Jack Well, Great White, Thunder Horse, Tobago, and Silvertip. These are the names of the next frontier in oil exploration. Petroleum engineers call them “ultradeep discoveries”, and they are happening here and now in the Gulf of Mexico. “Every 17 seconds another airgun goes off [in the Gulf]. Do you realize the power of those airguns?…” says Dr. Tom Shirley, Endowed Chair of Biodiversity at Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico studies.View More Ultradeep Oil Boom in the Gulf of Mexico
A team under the Deep Atlantic Stepping Stones project possibly has unofficially discovered a new species of deep-sea eel. According to the explorers, numerous underwater…View More ARCHIVE: 25 Things You Should Know About the Deep Sea: #5 Most Species are Undiscovered/New to Science
What country as an American would you prefer to take residence in, Iran or Iceland? Sure you said Iceland…with high literacy rates and polar hotties…View More Iran 1, Iceland 0
It had been assumed for a century before that the deep-sea fauna was depauperate, and prior to then that the great depths were essentially sterile.…View More ARCHIVE: 25 Things You Should Know About the Deep Sea: #4 The Deep Sea Has Extremely High Species Diversity
Although the earliest interest and sampling in the deep sea occurred in the late 1800’s, a majority of deep-sea exploration did not occur until after…View More ARCHIVE: 25 Things You Should Know About the Deep Sea: #3 The Vast Majority of the Deep-Sea Remains Completely Unexplored
The World Conservation Union as released Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Deep Waters and High Seas and you can download your own copy! Excellent information and…View More Something for Your Coffee Table
I like maps…a lot. I get excited about GIS and the monthly map insert in National Geographic. A great map awakens the explorer in me.…View More A Map From the Murky Depths of Hell
India has developed devices to search the depths of the ocean – to as deep as over 5,000 meters (5 km) Yeah!… for economic exploration,…View More Bad News From India