Although the Deep-sea News team has just spent a whole weekend in exotic North Carolina, we are jealous of Dr. Alistair Dove who currently enroute to the majestic Abrolhos reef off the coast of Brazil. He will be representing the Georgia Aquarium in an international team of scientists traversing this tropical paradise from January 20-28. . . . → Read More: Submersible at your disposal + unexplored marine habitat = EPIC expedition!!
On the one hand, you have China’s brand-spanking new Jialong submersible capable of reaching 7000 meters depth, 500 meters deeper than its nearest competitor, representing an amazing tool for unraveling the secrets of the wonderous deep. On the other hand, you have China’s move to mine to sulphide deposits hydrothermal vents in international waters. In . . . → Read More: China and the deep sea
Alvin’s interior will be getting a redesign as a new larger titanium has been forged. It is 3, rather than 2, inches thick, with an interior diameter that is 4.6 inches wider than Alvin’s current sphere. That increases the interior volume by nearly 20 percent, from 144 to 171 cubic feet, and that additional . . . → Read More: Pimp My Alvin
The folks over at Tugboat Printshop have put together a 22-woodcut series themed “The Deep Blue Sea”. The woodcuts are truly one-of-a-kind and imaginative! I would love to decorate my kids’ rooms with these. Check out all 22 designs, there is something for everyone in there! . . . → Read More: ‘Ocean Explorer 3000′ and Other Beautiful Nautical Woodcuts!
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?
She was at sea for 221 days. She was alone, often in dangerous places, and usually out of touch. Her predecessor had disappeared on a similar trip, probably killed by a shark. Yet she was always able to do what was asked, to head in a different direction on a moment’s notice and report back . . . → Read More: First Atlantic Cross by a Submersible Robot
From BBC News: The Russian prime minister descended 1,400m (4,600ft) in a four-and-a-half hour mission to inspect crystals containing natural gas. Mr Putin said it was a very special feeling and he had not seen anything like it before. The mission is likely to add to the 56-year-old’s carefully cultivated image as a man of . . . → Read More: Putin dives to 1400 m in Lake Baikal
I’m so excited that in such a short amount of time the Save Our Subs & Ships effort have already reached their goal and are now setting their sights higher and want to get 5000 signatures. Thanks to Leroy Nunez from Florida for helping out the deep sea community by putting his voice to work. . . . → Read More: 1000 Signatures for Save Our Subs!
Observations from the JSL . . . → Read More: Video of and from the JSL