Heather Grant

28 April, 2021

Source: AZoCleantech

The study was performed by ecologists from the Institute of Zoology of the University of Cologne. Across two decades, a team of researchers under Professor Dr Hartmut Arndt from the Institute of Zoology has put together a wealth of data that, for the first time, enables a comparison of the diversity of existing eukaryotes, or organisms with a cell nucleus.

Continue reading Study Demonstrates High, Very Specific Species Diversity of the Deep-Sea

26 April, 2021

Source: LiveScience
Author: Rachel Kaufman

In 1833, an almost perfectly spherical fish washed ashore in Greenland and was taken to zoologist Johannes Christopher Hagemann Reinhardt in Copenhagen, Denmark. This fish — later known as the footballfish, Himantolophus groenlandicus, or the man-gobbler — was the first anglerfish known to science, wrote Ted Pietsch, a systematist and evolutionary biologist, in his book “Oceanic Anglerfishes” (University of California Press, 2009). 

Continue reading Anglerfish are stranger than science fiction

26 April, 2021

Source: Telegana Today

Bioluminescence is the property of a living organism to produce and emit light. Animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria show bioluminescence. A remarkable diversity of marine animals and microbes are able to produce their own light. It is found in many marine organisms such as bacteria, algae, jellyfish, worms, crustaceans, sea stars, fish, and sharks.

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26 April, 2021

Source: ScienceDaily

Sponges: They are considered to be one of the most primitive forms of animal life, because they have neither locomotion organs nor a nervous system. A team around deep-sea scientist Antje Boetius has now discovered that sponges leave trails on the sea floor in the Arctic deep sea. They conclude that the animals might move actively — even if only a few centimetres per year. They are now publishing these unique findings in the journal Current Biology.

Continue reading Sponges leave trails on the ocean floor

23 April, 2021

Source: ScienceDaily

Corals and sponges are important foundations in ocean ecosystems providing structure and habitats that shelter a high number of species like fish, crabs and other creatures, particularly in the seamounts and canyons of the deep sea. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have discovered that when it comes to climate change not all deep-sea corals and sponges are affected the same and some could be threatened if average ocean temperatures continue to increase in the deep sea of the Northwest Atlantic.

Continue reading Climate change affects deep-sea corals and sponges differently