Happy World Oceans Day folks! The theme for this years WOD is “We all have the power to protect the oceans” and there are events…View More For World Oceans Day: the Deepsea Challenger
When he made his historic solo dive into the Mariana Trench last month, James Cameron brought back images and descriptions of a “lunar like” marine…View More Is Marianas Trench A Lifeless Void?
Deep-sea biology fans can geek out this week by following the proceedings of the 13th Deep-sea Biology Symposium taking place in Wellington, NZ (3-7th December)…View More Deep-sea researchers convene at #dsbs2012 this week in New Zealand
This is an invited contribution. A marine biologist, who posts here under the pseudonym, Dour Marine Biologist, offers a counter to the media and even DSN…View More Shouldn’t We Be More Skeptical of the DeepChallenger Dive?
On May 20th, 2010–one month to the day after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig (under lease by British Petroleum) exploded and caught fire in the…View More James Cameron And The Dawn Of DeepTruth?
James Cameron’s descent to the Challenger Deep – we have adventure, intrigue, and a great story for the media. But we also have an amazing…View More Challenger Deep: What we can learn from a single, half core of mud
This post is co-authored by Craig McClain and Al Dove Among both scientists and non-scientists there is skepticism about James Cameron’s “Deep Sea Challenge” dive…View More 10 Reasons Why We Should Explore The Deep
This post is co-authored by Al Dove and Craig McClain In the 1989 James Cameron sci-fi movie The Abyss, there’s a scene when Ed Harris’…View More James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge: a scientific milestone or rich guy’s junket?
Folks, it’s on! Some of you may know of the “race to the bottom”, a confluence of several missions aimed at returning humans to the…View More The biggest deep sea exploration news in 50 years?
Nice write up at the Atlantic about the X Prize for visiting the Challenger Deep. The story covers Richard Branson’s Virgin Oceanic, James Cameron’s Deep Challenge Team,…View More Racing to the Bottom: Exploring the Deepest Point on Earth