A paper by Marc Nadon and colleagues from U. Hawaii and U Miami RSMAS has been getting a good bit of press lately (see here and here and here), and rightly so, it’s an interesting and important subject. They studied populations of reef sharks in the Pacific and attempted to reconstruct what the “starting” populations . . . → Read More: Are humans and reefs sharks mutually exclusive?
All captured in video by scientists exploring 1220m (4000ft) beneath the surface in Pacific Ocean near Samoa the previous summer. The lava erupting from the West Mata volcano is predicted to be the hottest lava erupting one Earth. [googlemap lat="-15.284185114076433" lng="-172.08984375" width="500px" height="500px" zoom="2" type="G_SATELLITE_MAP"]Samoa[/googlemap] . . . → Read More: Deepest Underwater Volcanic Eruption
In 2008 we reported on the 7700 meter record for filming fish, video above, Using a remote lander, a group filmed Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis, a deep-water snailfish, found only in the Northwest Pacific between 6.1km to 7.5km deep. Now this same group filmed swarms of the snailfish Notoliparis kermadecensis nibbling at bait 7560 meters, the . . . → Read More: Deepest Fish On Film
Back from the great NE Pacific and no sooner do I return than Kevin takes off for the great SE Atlantic. Overall a very productive voyage with plenty of quantitative data, high-definition video, and new species to keep me busy. Check out Chris Mah’s recent post on the James Bond style moon pool vehicle launches. . . . → Read More: Back From the Blue
Photo courtesy of MBARI. Coryphaenoides acrolepis in Monterey Canyon. Rattail fish are caught and sold under the more palatable name, “grenadier.” However, the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program recommends that consumers do not purchase or eat grenadier because the fish grow very slowly and may not reproduce until they are 30 or 40 years . . . → Read More: Simple Summer Recipes for Dead Seafloor Carrion
Errant polychaete from a Pacific coast kelp holdfast; filmed during an Invertebrate Zoology lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.