Many deep-water animals have never been photographed alive in their natural habitat, they’re known only from their pickled state. Dried, dusty, and broken specimens fill museum drawers.
Join me and my colleagues as we embark on the Benthic Assemblages in the Twilight Zone (BATZ) expedition to characterize benthic assemblages in the mesophotic or “twilight zone” (50-200 m) using a deep-diving Phantom II remotely operated vehicle in the Gulf of Mexico August 25 – September 2nd, 2008.
Szabo is right, oil will sustains us for years to come, almost 20 or even 30. That means I can drive my Hummer around until I well into my 50’s. Those are going to be some very sweet times indeed. I can take my three-armed children down to the beach, its surely going to be a warm day, and play in the acidic ocean. And as I am driving home in my wonderfully large SUV, we can enjoy the beautiful sunset because of increased particulates in the air. What a glorious time!