*Not to be confused with the hit song by Survivor. The vent shrimp Rimicaris exoculata (literally the Rift-shrimp deprived of eyes) swarms hydrothermal chimneys, with…View More The ‘Eye’ of the Vent Shrimp
This is a new species of Bathyacmaea (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Patellogastropoda, Acmaeidae) currently under description by a japanese colleague. I have found hundreds of these individuals…View More New Bathyacmaea
Clearly, last week’s Cephalopod Beak ID Contest was too easy! So This week’s contest is going to be a little harder. I’m testing you guys…View More Mad Taxonomic Skillz Contest II – What Vent Worm Am I?
[mappress] We dove Wednesday on North Cleft (45.030268, -130.182166), a massive ravine over 100 meters deep and a few hundred meters wide formed by the…View More NE Pacific Expedition Day 8 & 9
President Felipe Calderón announced the creation of three new marine protected areas including Mexico’s first deep sea marine protected area, the Guaymas Basin and Eastern…View More New Hydrothermal Vent Sanctuary
Dr. M was kind enough to mention and congratulate me on my first publication several months back. I just had two more papers published in…View More Shrimp Tails: Describing a New Species
A recent oceanographic survey on the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer led by James V. Gardner, a marine geologist at the University of New Hampshire, discovered…View More The Creation of a New Deep-Sea Feature
My colleague and officemate, the Southern Fried Scientist, posted way back in March about his homebrew South Su Porter. South Su is a hydrothermal vent…View More TGIF-Deep Sea Beer and Southern Fried Science
From the MPA News: In June, Mexico designated its first deep sea marine protected area around two hydrothermal vent systems in the Gulf of California…View More New MPAs in Mexico protect vents, whale sharks
[googlemap lat=”-37.5″ lng=”-110.5″ width=”500px” height=”300px” zoom=”3″ type=”G_HYBRID_MAP”]Pacific-Antarctic Ridge[/googlemap] Vent crabs live in the dark depths of the ocean. Previous studies have shown that the vent…View More Do Vent Crabs Do It Under the Gyre?