Blog posts tagged in deep sea
Question draws mix of researchers to search 3,000 feet deep in the Pacific
By Annie Roth
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A young female mammoth was wandering long ago near what would become the Central Coast of California, when her life came to an untimely end. Although she died on land, her massive bod...
Scientists have made an impassioned plea for humanity to pause and think before making a headlong rush to exploit the deep sea.
The researchers said the oceans' lowest reaches had untold riches that could benefit mankind enormously, but not if the harvesting were done destructively.
by Greg Stone
With his jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, oceanographer David Gallo strikes us with wonder and exposes how little we know about what lies below the surface of the ocean. The ocean is the planet's largest habitat, covering more than three-quarters of its surface, yet most...
The lure of deep sea mining in the Pacific and Indian oceans could mean the destruction of species only just discovered on the ocean floor
Before the late nineteenth century, most people believed the deep sea was a barren wasteland, unable to support life even in its simplest form. After se...
The deep sea is in trouble. A recent study has found that it's being damaged by human activities, and that this is only likely to get worse. Scientists are now calling for better management and conservation of entire deep-sea ecosystems.
It's so 'out of sight, out of mind' that people have used the...