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?
The following images came across my desk last week humorously labeled “There’s something wrong with the ROV”. The startling shots show what appears to be…View More Animals Vs. Equipment
This just in The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, can confirm that there has been an incident involving the RRS James Cook in which the…View More Incident Involving the RRS James Cook and ROV Isis
I am very excited today! My new paper in the journal Ecology will be coming out in April on the regulation of biodiversity in the…View More When the dinner bell rings for seafloor scavengers, larger animals get first dibs
The internets is consumed recently with the Obama administration’s choice to cut funding for NASA manned space exploration. Manned missions to the moon or development…View More Manned or Unmanned?
Wood’s Hole’s Nereus was offloaded off the R/V Cape Hatteras today. Stood by to watch it get packed up. It was a tight fit with…View More Hosta la Vista, Nereus
Chris Mah provides the next installment of his ongoing series covering our previous cruise. Although I think Chris is buttering me up and here is…View More More on the 2009 NE Pacific Expedition
Hat tip to one of my favorite blogs, Ugly Overload. Remember, when you eat monkfish this is the beautiful beastie your unleashing your taste buds…View More How Do You Do Mr. Monkfish?
From BBC News… If successful, Nereus will be the first autonomous vehicle to visit the 11,000m (36,089ft) Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean. Only two…View More Transformers Into the Deep
The barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) has extremely light-sensitive eyes that can rotate within a transparent, fluid-filled shield on its head. The fish’s tubular eyes are capped…View More Scientists Solve The Mystery Of Why This Fish Is So Freakin’ Crazy