Welcome To Interwebs Save the Deep Sea Blog

From NOAA: A huge colony of Lophelia lives on the stempost. Image courtesy of Sheli Smith, Lophelia II 2009: Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs and Wrecks.

For me DSN is not nearly enough deep sea on the web.  Thankfully Save the Deep Sea Blog from the Deep-Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) is now here.  Make sure you add this to your RSS feeds, Google Reader, Bookmarks, and tattoo the url on your arm so you are never without it.

DSCC is a global coalition of over 70 organizations who are care about the Earth’s largest habitat and hope to achieve a greater impact through collaboration. Since their start in 2004 they have strived to eliminate destructive deep-sea fishing and protect vulnerable species and habitats (like the coral above).

A lot has been accomplished over the years.  This includes strong resolutions from the United Nations General Assembly, protected areas, and FAO guidelines for the management of deep-sea fisheries on the high seas. Yet much work remains to be done.  This year is critically important for the world’s nations to move from political commitments to real action in the water.  We hope you will follow along and help support our efforts.

You can expect lots of great information from their blog on the latest science, challenges in conservation, and opportunities to protect my favorite habitat. I am also looking forward to interviews with experts who are navigating the politics of conservation.

Another great thing you can expect is synergy between DSN and Save the Deep Sea.  We will be regularly drawing upon their network to feature policy and conservation experts here at DSN. You can also expect to contribute some content to their blog that we will cross post here.  So hold on to your britches cuz’ thangs are goin’ to get crazy.

Dr. M (1605 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





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