Deep Water

Scientists In Australia Have Discover A Towering Detached Reef

Scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute team have made a new discovery, a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef–the first to be discovered in over 120 years. The towering reef measures more than 500m high–taller than the…

30 New Deep-Sea Species Discovered Near The Galapagos

A team of scientists have announced the discovery of 30 new invertebrate species collected on deep water expedition around the Galapagos National Park. The team discovered new corals and sponges, including ten bamboo corals, four octocorals, one brittle star, and…

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Shares Video Of The Most Iconic Deep-sea Critters

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has recently shared a video showing some of Californias more iconic deep-sea critters. Monterey Bay is one of the most biologically diverse bodies of waters in the world, and the underlying submarine canyon is…

The Ultra-Black Skin Of These Deepsea Fish Absorbs 99.95 Percent Of Light

Deep down in the ocean where light is nonexistent, a group of fish with light absorbing skin literally disappears in the darkness. A team of scientists have found that the skin of some deepsea fish absorbs more than 99.95 percent of…

A Glimpse Into Cold Water Coral Reefs Around Iceland

Thanks to the help of scientific ROV’s, we are not getting a glimpse into this deep dark alien world of Icelandic reefs. These corals live in complete darkness below the mesophotic zone at a depth of 600 – 2,000ft, (200-600…

Surprising Growth Rates Found In Deep Water Leptoseris Coral

New research published in the journal Coral Reefs revealed unexpectedly high growth rates for deep water photosynthetic coral. The study measured growth rates of deep water Leptoseris corals in Hawaii and found growth rates between 1in – 0.3in or (25mm – 7.5mm)…

Hungry Hungry Scale Worms: Scientists Discover Four New Species of Deep Sea Dwellers

Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have described and named four new species of scale worms from deep-sea habitats in the eastern Pacific Ocean. These deep-sea worms are known for their iridescent overlapping scales and have…

Tune in LIVE And Share Your Deep Sea Knowledge

The Schmidt Ocean Institute team is calling on all interested scientists, especially those from the mesophotic and deep-sea coral community to join in remotely and provide comments during the dives!

Deep Sea Biodiversity of Ningaloo Canyons Western Australia

Deep Sea Biodiversity Ningaloo Canyons Little is known about deep sea biodiversity, and very few deep sea areas both in and outside of Australia have been well-sampled. A large number of species still remain undiscovered and unnamed, and a recent…

Scientists Discover ‘Coraltropolis’ In The Cold Waters of British Columbia

Explorer Seamount, British Columbia 900m (3000ft) below the surface, on the side of an underwater volcano, may not be the first place you’d expect to find a dense community of corals. Yet on a recent expedition, scientists were awestruck by…