2 August, 2022

We’re hiring!

The DSCC are recruiting for a new Head of Operations to support our work to protect the health of the deep from the key threats it faces.

If you’re interested in joining the team and ensuring that the organization runs smoothly and effectively, take a look at the terms of reference for the position here.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a written CV and cover note to Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail.

28 June, 2022

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20 October, 2020

Source: Science News
Author: Maria Temming

Things are heating up at the seafloor.

Thermometers moored at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean recorded an average temperature increase of about 0.02 degrees Celsius over the last decade, researchers report in the Sept. 28 Geophysical Research Letters. That warming may be a consequence of human-driven climate change, which has boosted ocean temperatures near the surface (SN: 9/25/19), but it’s unclear since so little is known about the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean.

Continue reading Even the deepest, coldest parts of the ocean are getting warmer

19 October, 2020

Source: Nerdist
Author: Matthew Hart

Free-floating Crinoids, a.k.a. feather stars, are mesmerizing deep-sea creatures that dance in water like stars dance around a black hole: that is to say, gracefully. The smooth-moving feather stars ribbon their limbs through the ocean for motive force, and put on an entrancing show while doing so. The one in the clip immediately below, for example, may possess you with its bizarre fluidity.

Continue reading Undulating Feather Stars Put on a Soothing Deep-Sea Show