Deep Sea News

Apr 19

 
Buccaneers, Charlatans, Marauders, and Swashbucklers. Throughout the centuries, our booty-hoarding friends have been branded by many rather dubious labels. Yet seldom does the average gangplank groupie stop to appreciate the secret identities of some of history’s most illustrious “… http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/beyond-the-plunder-the-misunderstood-life-of-pirates/

Buccaneers, Charlatans, Marauders, and Swashbucklers. Throughout the centuries, our booty-hoarding friends have been branded by many rather dubious labels. Yet seldom does the average gangplank groupie stop to appreciate the secret identities of some of history’s most illustrious “…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/beyond-the-plunder-the-misunderstood-life-of-pirates/

Apr 10

   Illustration of Melibe leonina. 
As someone who can be a bit awkward a times, I’ve decided the sea slug Melibe will be my new power animal. I’m clumsy, constantly bumping into things, equally bad at all sports, and catch roughly 2% of things that are tossed to me. I don’t exactly always feel li… http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/this-sea-slugs-is-like-a-cross-between-a-dinosaur-a-jellyfish-and-a-watermelon/

Illustration of Melibe leonina. As someone who can be a bit awkward a times, I’ve decided the sea slug Melibe will be my new power animal. I’m clumsy, constantly bumping into things, equally bad at all sports, and catch roughly 2% of things that are tossed to me. I don’t exactly always feel li…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/this-sea-slugs-is-like-a-cross-between-a-dinosaur-a-jellyfish-and-a-watermelon/

Apr 08

 When does an analogy become useless?  How about when it’s less exaggerated than the actual facts being analogized?  Take the oft-used “needle in a haystack” analogy.  That one has been trotted out many times during CNN’s intensive coverage of the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 i… http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/mh370-and-the-proverbial-haystack/

When does an analogy become useless?  How about when it’s less exaggerated than the actual facts being analogized?  Take the oft-used “needle in a haystack” analogy.  That one has been trotted out many times during CNN’s intensive coverage of the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 i…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/mh370-and-the-proverbial-haystack/

Apr 07

 When I think of vacations to Mexico, I think margaritas and lounging at the beach. But last month in Baja California, this group of tourists got a surprise of the unusual kind. Not one, but TWO Oarfish trying to strand themselves on the beach. Thankfully these were tourists of the ordinary kind … http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/a-day-at-the-beach-with-a-pair-of-oarfish/

When I think of vacations to Mexico, I think margaritas and lounging at the beach. But last month in Baja California, this group of tourists got a surprise of the unusual kind. Not one, but TWO Oarfish trying to strand themselves on the beach. Thankfully these were tourists of the ordinary kind …

http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/a-day-at-the-beach-with-a-pair-of-oarfish/

Apr 03

   Beluga whale love handles. All beluga photos are from the research article by Alexander J. Werth and Thomas J. Ford Jr. 
Beluga whales and advanced aircraft may have something in common, and it’s all thanks to love handles. In humans, love handles are deposits of fat over the hips and waist. B… http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/why-do-beluga-whales-have-love-handles/

Beluga whale love handles. All beluga photos are from the research article by Alexander J. Werth and Thomas J. Ford Jr. Beluga whales and advanced aircraft may have something in common, and it’s all thanks to love handles. In humans, love handles are deposits of fat over the hips and waist. B…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/why-do-beluga-whales-have-love-handles/

Apr 02

 It’s springtime, and just like the phytoplankton in the seas, the internet is blooming with some serious love for “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” The data suggest the bloom is triggered by the recent release of a new Wes Anderson film, but clearly more research and… http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/zissou-my-ocean/

It’s springtime, and just like the phytoplankton in the seas, the internet is blooming with some serious love for “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” The data suggest the bloom is triggered by the recent release of a new Wes Anderson film, but clearly more research and…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/04/zissou-my-ocean/

Mar 26

Daniel Stoupin’s message is simple: Please care for the Great Barrier Reef. His film, on the other hand, shows the incredible complexity of the animals which live there. This video has left me completely in awe. I’ve tried to provide information of the animals featured in the video. …

http://deepseanews.com/2014/03/amazing-close-up-video-of-great-barrier-reef-animals/

Mar 25

   Kavachi is a 1500m high submarine volcano of the New Georgia Group (Solomon Is) whose summit was ~ 1m below sea level in May 2000. While visiting the New Georgia Group with the RV Franklin, we were fortunate to witness numerous phreato-magmatic eruptions. Photo: Richard Arculus 
In the South… http://deepseanews.com/2014/03/the-floating-rocks-of-the-south-pacific/

Kavachi is a 1500m high submarine volcano of the New Georgia Group (Solomon Is) whose summit was ~ 1m below sea level in May 2000. While visiting the New Georgia Group with the RV Franklin, we were fortunate to witness numerous phreato-magmatic eruptions. Photo: Richard Arculus In the South…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/03/the-floating-rocks-of-the-south-pacific/

   The glamorous life of the marine scientist. Source: Jarrett Byrnes 
Here at DSN we strive to inspire the next generation of mini-deeplings. Ultimately, we want you to want you to be like us. Perhaps not the more delinquent side of us, but definitely the better half of us that constantly… http://deepseanews.com/2014/03/top-20-frequently-asked-questions/

The glamorous life of the marine scientist. Source: Jarrett Byrnes Here at DSN we strive to inspire the next generation of mini-deeplings. Ultimately, we want you to want you to be like us. Perhaps not the more delinquent side of us, but definitely the better half of us that constantly…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/03/top-20-frequently-asked-questions/

Mar 19

 This is a sea glider. And an unusually filthy one at that…
Someone hand me some soap PLEASE.
Seagliders spend their time flying up and down between the sea surface and the deep ocean again and again and again, all the while measuring the vital signs of the ocean (temperature, salinity and… http://deepseanews.com/2014/03/was-there-an-epic-war-or-an-epic-romance-between-this-robot-and-a-squid/

This is a sea glider. And an unusually filthy one at that… Someone hand me some soap PLEASE. Seagliders spend their time flying up and down between the sea surface and the deep ocean again and again and again, all the while measuring the vital signs of the ocean (temperature, salinity and…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/03/was-there-an-epic-war-or-an-epic-romance-between-this-robot-and-a-squid/