←Previous Lesson: Lessons from the Census of Marine Life While the Census of Marine Life may be the most recent call to survey the ocean, deep-sea exploration has a rich, paradigm-shifting history. It has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster: colorful characters, high seas action, the drama of antagonistic actions between “men of honor”, . . . → Read More: Deep Sea 101: Early Paradigms and Exploration
This is a perspective view of the Kawio Barat (West Kawio) seamount looking from the northwest. The underwater volcano rises around 3,800 meters from the seafloor. Credit: Image courtesy of INDEX 2010: “Indonesia-USA Deep-Sea Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region.” The join Indonesia – U.S. exploration of the deep ocean north of Sulawesi, Indonesia mapped . . . → Read More: Update on NOAA Expedition in the Indian Ocean
The internets is consumed recently with the Obama administration’s choice to cut funding for NASA manned space exploration. Manned missions to the moon or development of the technologies needed to go mars…gone. A lot of people are quite distraught about this decision believing it a poor course for the future. ”The decision has been condemned . . . → Read More: Manned or Unmanned?
Karen James, director of science for the The Beagle Project, has published a letter (subscription required) in the taxonomy journal Zoologica Scripta outlining the reasons that The Beagle Project is a timely, relevant, and necessary scientific endeavour. It is no surprise that Deep Sea News has solidly stood beside The Beagle Project from the beginning. . . . → Read More: A Flagship for Science in a New Age of Sail
My first submersible dive happened off Rum Cay in the Bahamas in the JSL. Despite my large size, I do not remember feeling cramped inside the soda can-sized sub. The entire time I pressed my face against a 15-centimeter porthole, my cheek against the cool glass and eyes focused on the three meters of illuminated . . . → Read More: JSL and Giant Isopods
I regularly check out the Google search phrases and terms for how people arrived at DSN. A few days ago I saw that someone asked the question in the above post. Obviously, I was intrigued by the question. I think it reminded me that I am privileged to do this. Although I speak of the . . . → Read More: Things You Get To Do When You Are A Marine Biologist?
The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Robert Ballard Colbert Report Full Episodes Funny Political News Christian Bale Parody Joke of the Day Thats why lobsters are red… LOL . . . → Read More: Ballard on the Colbert Report
All good things must come to and end, so they may have a new beginning. And so begins the next chapter in the history of deep ocean exploration… . . . → Read More: TGIF: Deep-sea exploration’s new flagship