Corals in deep-sea environments fluoresce to ‘amplify’ the amount of light they receive, and generate critical photosynthesis in symbiotic algae.
It may seem tiny, but this little baby will grow to one of the oceans’ large and dangerous predatory fish.
Join expert’s from the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) to discuss the results of a 25-year long study into the causes of whale and dolphin strandings. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs), such as organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), are known to bioaccumulate in food webs and are potentially toxic to birds, fish and mammals. Although the […]
This weeks image is of a playful grey seal: an intelligent animal with interesting behaviours…
Samuel Lickiss reviews an unsettling exploration of science and history in our oceans’ mysterious depths.
Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion considers the seahorse – a creature with a rich mythical history, whose existence is beautiful, mysterious, and yet precarious. The event will also feature a ZSL aquarist talking about seahorse habits and husbandry and a ZSL conservationist working on Project Seahorse supporting species and marine habitats worldwide.
Marine life depends on microscopic organisms to thrive, but their ability to convert the Sun’s energy into viable food sources may be under threat.
Hello all and welcome to the inauguration of Sea Snacks, my blog about marine biology and the science of the seas! I’m starting with what will, unless I forget, become a regular feature: a weekly news roundup. I’ll be covering whatever’s oceanic, scientific and new each week with this fixture. First comes a story about […]
Dr Brian Bett was interviewed for our Exploring the Deep feature. This is the full transcript of that interview. JC: What is like exploring the deep sea from a personal perspective? BB: In many ways I am a traditional field ecologist, it just happens that my field lies under 3-miles of water. So this means […]
This article is taken from the Winter 2011 issue of I, Science. Juan Casasbuenas explores the mysterious world of the deep sea and the extraordinary technology being used to find out exactly what’s lurking beneath the surface. The mission has been going for hours. The atmosphere is tense. In the dark room, multiple screens feed […]