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Oceans
Undescribed Deep Sea Creatures Discovered in the Great Barrier Reef
deep sea creatures
Oceans
Undescribed Deep Sea Creatures Discovered in the Great Barrier Reef
Researchers discovered undescribed deep sea creatures, spotted rare fish, and gathered geological samples from the deepest part of the Great Barrier Reef.
September 20, 2020

Researchers discovered undescribed deep sea creatures, spotted rare fish, and gathered geological samples from the deepest part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Animals
Google Built a Neural Network to Warn Ships of Whales. Will it Help?
artificial neural network
Animals
Google Built a Neural Network to Warn Ships of Whales. Will it Help?
Google introduced an artificial neural network that can locate whales in the ocean. They want to use it to keep the animals safe from ships.
September 13, 2020

Google introduced an artificial neural network that can locate whales in the ocean. They want to use it to keep the animals safe from ships.

Climate Change
Raising Pacific Islands to Save Them From High Sea Levels
sea level rise
Climate Change
Raising Pacific Islands to Save Them From High Sea Levels
The president of Kiribati announced a new plan to fight against sea level rise: raise the islands.
August 24, 2020

The president of Kiribati announced a new plan to fight against sea level rise: raise the islands.

Oceans
These Ultra-Black Deep-Sea Fish Absorb Over 99% of Light
deep sea fish
Oceans
These Ultra-Black Deep-Sea Fish Absorb Over 99% of Light
Researchers have discovered ultra-black deep-sea fish that can absorb over 99% of light. Their skin may hold secrets to creating new ultra-dark materials.
August 8, 2020

Researchers have discovered ultra-black deep-sea fish that can absorb over 99% of light. Their skin may hold secrets to creating new ultra-dark materials.

Oceans
Divers Remove Wildlife-Killing “Ghost Nets” From Shipwreck
Ghost Nets
Oceans
Divers Remove Wildlife-Killing “Ghost Nets” From Shipwreck
The Healthy Seas initiative removes wildlife-killing “ghost nets” from the ocean so that they can be recycled into useful Econyl yarn.
August 7, 2020

The Healthy Seas initiative removes wildlife-killing “ghost nets” from the ocean so that they can be recycled into useful Econyl yarn.

Ancient Life
Researchers Discover Living 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes
deep sea microbes
Ancient Life
Researchers Discover Living 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes
Researchers have found microbes in deep sea sediment millions of years old. Given food, they sprung back to life.
July 31, 2020

Researchers have found microbes in deep sea sediment millions of years old. Given food, they sprung back to life.

Oceans
This Underwater Base Could Become the ISS of the Ocean
Underwater Base
Oceans
This Underwater Base Could Become the ISS of the Ocean
Aquanaut Fabien Cousteau has announced plans to build Proteus, the world’s biggest underwater base for scientific research.
July 26, 2020

Aquanaut Fabien Cousteau has announced plans to build Proteus, the world’s biggest underwater base for scientific research.

Marine Life
3D-Modeling is Changing How We See Deep Sea Corals
Photogrammetry corals
Marine Life
3D-Modeling is Changing How We See Deep Sea Corals
We don’t understand deep sea coral reefs. Photogrammetry is the first step to unlocking their significance.
June 28, 2020

We don’t understand deep sea coral reefs. Photogrammetry is the first step to unlocking their significance.