An example of one of the many species that inhabit the deep sea. Unlike this cephalopod many still await discovery. Gonatus fabricii swims by the PISCES V submersible during dive P5-625 New Zealand, Kermadec Arc Date 4 May 2005 Source NOAA Photo Library Author New Zealand-American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 Exploration; NOAA Vents Program . . . → Read More: 10 Reasons Why We Should Explore The Deep
This post is co-authored by Al Dove and Craig McClain In the 1989 James Cameron sci-fi movie The Abyss, there’s a scene when Ed Harris’ character dons a special environmental suit that allows him to breathe an oxygen-laden liquid. Thus protected from the risks of crushing deep-sea pressures (no air = no voids to collapse), . . . → Read More: James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge: a scientific milestone or rich guy’s junket?
Folks, it’s on! Some of you may know of the “race to the bottom”, a confluence of several missions aimed at returning humans to the deepest part of the oceans, the Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench, south of Guam. The teams include one sponsored by Richard Branson, one from Sylvia Earle’s sub company DOER, . . . → Read More: The biggest deep sea exploration news in 50 years?
Registration for the 12th Deep-Sea Biology Conference in Reykjavic, Iceland doesn’t start until January 2010, but the bags are already packed. The 12th Deep-sea Biology Symposium website offers more than a few old Norse travel destinations. Here’s some choice picks: Jökulsárlón, Southeast Iceland, is actually a beautiful lagoon with numerous icebergs. You can see, maybe . . . → Read More: Travel picks for 12th Deep-Sea Biology Conference
People seem fascinated by the prospect of purchasing virtual real estate at Second Life, but if you ask me, Google Earth is a better place to stake your claim. For instance, I study deep sea-fans, or gorgonians. Many of these have their first description in the reports of the HMS Challenger expedition 1873-1876. The maps are now online at Google Earth. . . . → Read More: Challenger Expedition on Google Earth