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Fishing for photos of rare or unknown deep-sea creatures with an electronic jellyfish lure
...the Sea," the system is designed to operate on the seafloor
automatically and, most importantly, unnoticed by ...ct animals. In the past camera systems used on the seafloor
have relied on bright and, for those creatures accustomed to the darkness of the depths, frightening...
Nurseries in the deep sea
...Drazen. "The parent fish is usually resting on the seafloor
near or on top of the eggs. When I first saw this in the video, I was surprised because no one had ever documented such behavior in a deep-sea fish before." Blob sculpin are typically about 60 cm (2 feet) long and shaped like large, flabby tadpoles. ...
$62-million partnership to revolutionize ocean research
...ia (UVic) develop the world's largest cable-linked seafloor
observatory off North America's west coast. Information gained through the North-East Pacific Time-series Undersea Networked Experiments, or the NEPTUNE Project, will lead to earlier warning of earthquakes and tsunamis, more accurate estimates of com...
How many fish in the sea? Census of Marine Life launches first report
...bal study of deep-sea life that exists around dark seafloor
vents and seeps and the processes that drive these isolated ecosystems that serve as nurseries for new species. Three of the Census' seven initial field studies are based in North America, three in Europe and one in Japan. New upcoming field proje...
Fishing gear fallout
..., fishing gears inflict damage to corals and other seafloor
habitats. "Shifting gears: assessing collateral impacts of fishing methods in US waters," which appears in this month's issue of the Ecological Society of America's journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, ranks the ten most commonly used f...
1,136 scientists call for protection of deep-sea corals
...rs. Deep-sea fishing vessels drag them across the seafloor
to catch species such as shrimp, cod, orange rough...shing methods, have led efforts to protect crucial seafloor
habitat. But Canada's government, like the USA's, has utterly failed to curb destructive fishing pr...
Discovery offers clues to origin of life
...This evidence of life in the basaltic glass on the seafloor
comes in the form of textures produced by microbes...-year-old samples to the modern pillow lava on the seafloor
using several sophisticated tests and was able to find much evidence of life. To date the microbial ...
Florida frontier expedition
...Alzheimer's. Amazingly, vast stretches of vibrant seafloor
lay unexplored just a few miles from major ports s...ra system that can be carried on an AUV to map new seafloor
sites, and to purchase equipment that will greatly enhance member institutions' ability to rapidly a...
Melting ice cap gives urgency to new census of marine life project in Arctic Ocean
...es complicate access to some areas. In particular, seafloor
sampling and imaging "can be a 'hot' issue in regions valued for their underground resources or those known or suspected for dumping of nuclear and other wastes." While sampling the entire Arctic is unrealistic, "any effort" directed specifically at ...
'Anti-plume' found off Pacific Coast
... creating cracks and fissures, hydrothermal vents, seafloor
spreading, and literally hundreds of small earthqu...me a new phenomenon the creation of a void in the seafloor
that draws in rather than expels surrounding seawater. They report their discovery in the July 15...
AGU journal highlights - 29 July 2004
...sed in seismic experiments can reverberatefrom the seafloor
in shallow waters, magnifying and enhancing the exposure oflow-frequency acoustic waves through the ocean ecosystem. The authors alsofound that sounds in deep regions within the Gulf of Mexico were quieter thananticipated by model predictions. Curren...
Revealing bizarre deep-sea secrets
...own as the Brine Pool. There, salt deposits in the seafloor
dissolve to create water so dense that it forms a ... This unique camera system will be deployed on the seafloor
using the submersible and left for 24-hour or longer intervals to film animals and activities using ...
UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska
...bed. Rather, they drift like tumbleweeds along the seafloor
until they grow heavy enough to settle and form br...s likely to fuel the debate over the protection of seafloor
habitats. "Now that we found them, we want to find more of these beds and learn precisely what ...
New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins
...tand the large-scale cycling of materials from the seafloor
to the Earth's interior and back again," Fisher said. The Lau Basin site is unique by virtue of its being a back-arc basin, where spreading splits the ocean floor apart very close to a volcanic arc. The way the geology works in a back-arc basin is d...
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