Camila Cuadros

15 June, 2020

Source: WNYC STUDIOS 

In 2007, Bruce Robison’s robot submarine stumbled across an octopus settling in to brood her eggs. It seemed like a small moment. But as he went back to visit her, month after month, what began as a simple act of motherhood became a heroic feat that has never been equaled by any known species on Earth. 

Listen to a new Radiolab podcast: Octomom – reported and produced by Annie McEwen.

12 March, 2020

MEDIA REACTION

The new scientific report from Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) member Fauna & Flora International (FFI) sets out evidence that the risk posed by deep-sea mining to biodiversity and vital ocean services is too great to take.

As a result of the report, Sir David Attenborough has called for a moratorium on deep-sea mining.

Continue reading SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH CALLS FOR A MORATORIUM ON DEEP-SEA MINING

20 February, 2020

Source: CORDIS EU research results 

ATLAS Press release

A new model has projected that current trends in climate change could place over 50% of North Atlantic cold-water coral habitat at risk, while suitable habitats for commercially important deep-sea fish could shift by up to 1000 km northwards. These effects could have far-reaching impacts on the ocean, including significant loss of suitable habitats for deep-sea species, which will in turn affect economies and communities reliant on fish stocks.

Continue reading New Climate Model Projects Major Impacts on Coral and Commercially Important Fish Habitats in the Deep Atlantic due to Climate Change

28 July, 2019

Source: diarioUChile 
Author: Tomás González F.

El Programa Internacional para el Estado del Océano afirma que son necesarias acciones simultáneas para detener el rumbo hacia un desastre biológico, en un contexto de cambios más agudos y rápidos. Distintos expertos analizan estas medidas centrándose en las que más afectan a nuestro país.

Continue reading Alerta en los océanos: Expertos plantean ocho medidas urgentes para evitar una catástrofe ecológica

29 August, 2018

Source: Yale Environment 360

Scientists have discovered a massive deep-sea coral reef stretching at least 85 miles long off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. The previously unknown reef sits in complete darkness about a half-mile below the ocean surface and is teeming with Lophelia pertusa, a stony coral species, and a variety of other hard and soft corals, several news outlets reported.

Continue reading Scientists Find a Massive Deep Sea Reef Off the U.S. East Coast

28 August, 2018

Source: Scoop Politics
Author: Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining and Greenpeace today heralded the High Court’s decision to uphold their appeal against the Environmental Protection Agency’s granting of a consent to Trans Tasman Resources to mine the seabed in the South Taranaki Bight, hailing it as a “victory for the oceans.”

Continue reading Celebrations as High Court upholds seabed mining appeal – KASM and Greenpeace

22 August, 2018

Source: Phys Org
Author: Bob Yirka

A trio of researchers with the National Oceanography Centre in the U.K. has found depression marks on the sea floor in a very deep part of the ocean—they suggest the marks may have been made by deep-diving whales. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, Leigh Marsh, Veerle Huvenne and Daniel Jones describe how they found the marks, and why they believe they might have been made by whales.

Continue reading Depression marks on seafloor suggest whales might be visiting prospective mining sites