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New Species Of Shark Discovered In Deep Sea

New Species Of Shark Discovered In Deep Sea

ELAINA ZACHOS on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | 28 February 2018 Recently, scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology have confirmed that there is a new species of sixgill shark. Now named the Atlantic sixgill shark, this species inhabits the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as parts of the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its ancestors […]

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Rare find from the deep sea New Studies Highlight Complexity of Deep Sea Ecosystems

Rare find from the deep sea

UNIVERSITY OF BONN | 20 February 2018 Dumbo octopuses live at a depth of thousands of meters in the oceans of this world, in near-freezing water and in absolute darkness. A rare spectacle now provides further insight into this extraordinary habitat: on board a research vessel, a US scientist filmed a dumbo octopus measuring just […]

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Deep-sea fish use hydrothermal vents to incubate eggs deep sea ecosystems

Deep-sea fish use hydrothermal vents to incubate eggs

GAIL McCORMICK and NATURE RESEARCH for PENN STATE | 12 February 2018 Some deep-sea skates — cartilaginous fish related to rays and sharks — use volcanic heat emitted at hydrothermal vents to incubate their eggs, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. Because deep-sea skates have some of the longest egg incubation […]

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How Scientists Use Bioluminescent Deep-Sea Creatures to Fight Cancer

How Scientists Use Bioluminescent Deep-Sea Creatures to Fight Cancer

MATTHEW O. BERGER on OCEANS DEEPLY | 22 January 2018 Determining whether new immunotherapies are successfully fighting cancer cells can be difficult and expensive. Creatures from the depths of the ocean might be able to change that. Those were the findings of a recent research project, and they underscore what a number of scientists and […]

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Seabed Mining could destroy Ecosystems

Seabed mining could destroy ecosystems

UNIVERSITY of EXETER | 22 January 2018 Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed mining proposals around the world. The deep sea (depths below 200m) covers about half of the Earth’s surface and is home to a vast range of species. Little is known […]

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Scientists Warns on Seabed Mining

Scientists Warns on Seabed Mining

THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE | 22 January 2018 “Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deepsea ecosystems, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Exeter and Greenpeace. The deep sea (depths below 200m) covers about half of the Earth’s surface and is home to a vast range of species. […]

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New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows

New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS | 10 January 2018 Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing up to eight metres below the seabed — four times the previously observed depth for modern deep-sea life. A team of scientists from the University of Leeds and the National Oceanography Centre examined remains of deep-sea burrows in […]

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Secretary General Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research

Secretary-General Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research

The International Seabed Authority is mandated to promote and encourage the conduct of marine scientific research in the Area and to coordinate and disseminate the results of such research. In line with this, the Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep-Sea Research is intended to recognize and encourage the achievements of young researchers from developing countries […]

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