In the shallow waters where sunlight penetrates, life is easy because food abounds. In the deep sea, life sucks because food is scarce. In landscape…View More This Deep-Sea Predator is the Love Child of a Macaron and a Snork
It’s part of the deal that if you describe a new species, you get to give it a scientific name. That’s one of the perks…View More Not Quite the Shark that ate Esteban
Exciting things have been happening in the Deep-sea community these past few years – we’re gaining online momentum! My bookmarks are filling up with more…View More Extra, Extra! Getcha bookmarks ready and keep track of Deep-sea research!
I know, its Friday. You’re probably staring at the the clock, or worse, stalking people on Facebook. Today, instead of passing on a viral video or…View More TGIF: Procrastinate, watch deep-sea videos, help science!
In January 2004, Mathew Jones was processing the bycatch from New Zealand lobster stock assessment. Six fish including a silverside, Bollons’ rattail, jock stewart, dark…View More The unusual diet of deep-sea fish
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
If you haven’t seen the VENUS deep-sea observatory’s pig-in-the-ocean experiments, you’ve been missing out. I saw them present this work at a conference a couple…View More In the deep sea, bacon doesn’t last long
My fellow Deeplings have been barraging the blog with “Best of” and “Top 10” lists in recent memory. Now its my turn to chime in.…View More Top 5 scariest species…from, er, DNA?
Looking for vicarious adventure? Check out two new expedition blogs, both of which are underway right now! The Tonga Trench Expedition is a Scripps Institution…View More Two new expedition blogs: super deep South Pacific and super cold Antarctica
Like manna from heaven, food from above rains on the deep. Those productive shallow waters full of light, photosynthesis, and food are an extreme contrast…View More With a snail’s help a fish transitions from dying to dead