Far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, three quarters of a mile deep, lies the peak of an underwater mountain. Rising 1.4 miles off…View More An Octopus Nursery Discovered on a Deep Underwater Mountain
Last week scientists discovered the largest volcano on earth and near the largest in the solar system. The volcano, named Tamu Massif, is located 990…View More Largest Volcano on Earth! I’ll Drink to That!
A new species of squid, 0.7 meteres (2.3ft) in length was discovered among the 7,000 samples from taken from seamounts in the southern Indian Ocean.…View More New squid found in Indian Ocean
SARDI scientists have discovered an extinct volcano (800m across and 200m high) 2km below the surface and 100 nautical miles offshore in a protected area…View More Say Hello to Anna’s Pimple
This ghostly-looking orange cirrate octopus was observed with the MBARI’s ROV Doc Ricketts on my recent research cruise to the Taney Seamounts. These finned octopuses belong to…View More Ghostly critters of the deep sea: Cirrate octopus
The join Indonesia – U.S. exploration of the deep ocean north of Sulawesi, Indonesia mapped the large undersea volcano Kawio Barat. From base to summet…View More Update on NOAA Expedition in the Indian Ocean
Peter Etnoyer is a deep sea coral habitat specialist with NOAA’s National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) in Charleston, SC. He returns to Deep…View More Guest Post: The Largest Habitats on Earth
You might have noticed that my posting frequency is down recently. Why? 1. Kevin Z convinced me to start Tweeting. There seems to be an…View More What’s New With the Dr. M and the Oceans?
Over ten years ago Fred Grassle, a marine biologist with deep-sea tendencies, and Jesse Ausubel, program director for Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, started conversing on…View More Cataloging Life On the Deep-Sea Floor
And it only gets worse if our nation’s children, those that will grow up to be future policy-makers and voters when we are all in…View More This is Your Seamounts… On Fishing