Contributed by Nick Higgs, Adrian Glover & Tammy Horton Today sees the launch of Deep Sea ID, a free app that allows offline access to the World Register of Deep-Sea Species and currently stores on your device the taxonomic information for over 20,000 deep-sea species, over 350 high-resolution photographs of deep-sea specimens as well . . . → Read More: The Earth’s Largest Ecosystem – in Your Back Pocket
Our colleague John Hocevar is out in the Bering Sea right now studying the seafloor communities there with Greenpeace and the Waitt Institute. John has shared new finds with us before and was kind enough to share a really cool new discovery with DSN readers! Enjoy! ————————————————————————————– A Little Skate Nursery Rhyme Jackie and her . . . → Read More: Guest Post: Nursery Rhymes for Skates
Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 188, 2010. Editor’s Note: The following interview was conducted by Colin Schultz for American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) member publication Eos. AGU and Colin have been kind enough to let Deep Sea News reprint the interview for our readers! Peter Rona is a legend in hydrothermal vent research. Colin Schultz, Diversity of . . . → Read More: GUEST INTERVIEW: Peter Rona on the Diversity of Hydrothermal Systems on Slow Spreading Ocean Ridges
Mark Gibson is a divemaster, social scientist, and independent writer living in Washington, DC. He can be found blogging at Breaching the Blue. You can find Mark on twitter @breachingblue. The following post is cross-posted at his blog here. —————————————— How many marine species are there? It is a question that stumped even the . . . → Read More: New Innovative Estimate of Total Marine Species
Beth is an U.S. postdoc scientist at the Center for Geomicrobiology in Denmark studying tiny microbes that live at the bottom of the ocean and their role in global processes. You can check out her website to learn more about her work. Greetings, lovers of the ocean depths! I sheepishly pop my head back in . . . → Read More: Scientist in Residence: Beth Orcutt – “There is More to the Marine Subsurface than Sediments”
Click to purchase on Amazon! Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid By Wendy Williams Abrams Publishing, 224 pages Reviewed by David Manly for Deep Sea News: When you look at the huge diversity of life on this planet, there are wondrous sites to behold. There are trees that grow until they . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Release the Kraken!
Machines of Nantes. Click image to see much more! THE KRAKEN Alfred Lord Tennyson Below the thunders of the upper deep, Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee About his shadowy sides; above him swell Huge sponges of millennial growth and height; And . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Tennyson’s Poem
From Dr. M in 2007: Growing up to two meters (six feet) long, Humboldt squid are formidable predators that hunt krill and a variety of fishes. Their normal habitat is within the tropical and subtropical waters of the East Pacific. Over the last few years, however, Humboldt squid have begun moving into cooler-water areas such . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Humboldts, They’re Here to Stay and They’re NOT Giant Squid