New species of sea urchins discovered in NZ watersNew Zealand Herald | 21 May 2013
Scientists dusting off half-century old archives of sea urchins have discovered seven new species they didn't know existed in New Zealand waters. The dramatic finds include a clarification over the mystery of one giant deepwater species.
A Day in the Delta (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 21 May 2013
One recent Monday, I got to spend the day doing something outside, not in a conference room, not in my office, just out in one of North America's great natural wonders. Directly north of Mobile Bay, within a broad river valley that leads northward to the confluence of the Tombigbee and Alabama Rivers, lies a vast region of wetlands known by various names, including the Mobile-Tensaw delta, the Mobile Delta, or simply the Delta.
Arctic Biodiversity Assessment released at Arctic Council Ministerialcaff.is | 16 May 2013
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council has released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), a report containing the best available science informed by traditional ecological knowledge on the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity and accompanying policy recommendations for biodiversity conservation.
In Pursuit of an Underwater MenagerieNew York Times | 07 May 2013
Two 19th-century glassmakers created a collection of anatomically perfect sculptures of marine creatures. Now, a hunt is on to find the animals that inspired them.
Boneworms' Secret RevealedNew York Times | 07 May 2013
Boneworms are gutless and mouthless, but somehow they live off the carcasses of whalebones. Now researchers say that the worms produce and secrete an acid that can dissolve bone.
Experts Call for Network to Monitor Marine BiodiversityWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 23 Apr 2013
A group of oceanographic experts is calling for the establishment of a national network to monitor the diversity of marine life, a key bellwether of ocean and human health.
Deepest ocean 'teems with microbes'BBC | 18 Mar 2013
The deepest place in the ocean - the Mariana Trench, in the Pacific Ocean - is teeming with microscopic organisms, scientists find.
Sandwatch pilot project launched in two schools in Lhoknga, Aceh, IndonesiaUNESCO | 14 Mar 2013
Lhoknga, located in Aceh Besar district close to Banda Aceh, has a beautiful long coastline. It is rich in coastal and marine biodiversity, and is also where sea turtles lay eggs during September to May. The objective of the Sandwatch pilot project is to strengthen existing local curriculum on coastal environment by emphasizing school-based, hands-on beach monitoring.
Deep-Sea Life Issue One -Now Available Here!INDEEP | 12 Mar 2013
Welcome to the first edition of Deep-Sea Life: a new informal publication for the deep-sea biology community. This newsletter aims to deliver curent news regarding projects, new papers, meetings and workshops, cruises, student progress, jobs and training opportunities, opinion pieces and other useful information for the science community and all interested parties.
Submarine sent to world's deepest sea ventsNew Zealand Herald | 28 Feb 2013
Researchers steering a remote-controlled submarine around the world's deepest known hydrothermal vents have collected numerous samples from sunless depths of the Caribbean Sea.
Spectacular Russian jellyfish of the White Sea - in picturesGuardian Unlimited | 26 Feb 2013
They look like aliens or underwater explosions, but they're actually jellyfish - shot in the freezing waters off Russia. Diver Alexander Semenov plunged into the freezing waters of the White Sea, off the coast of north-west Russia, to document them
Lion's mane jellyfish - picture of the dayGuardian Unlimited | 25 Feb 2013
A photographic highlight selected by the picture desk. This may look like something from outer space but it is in fact a jellyfish, photographed by Alexander Semenov in the freezing waters of the White Sea off the coast of northwest Russia.
Vibrant mix of marine life found at extreme ocean depths, Scripps analysis revealsEurekAlert | 21 Feb 2013
(University of California - San Diego) The first scientific examinations of data recorded during a record-setting expedition have yielded new insights about the diversity of creatures that live and thrive in the cold, dark, and highly pressurized habitats of the world's deepest points and their vastly unexplored ecosystems.
New species of fish discovered in ocean trench near NZNew Zealand Herald | 05 Feb 2013
An expedition to one of the deepest ocean trenches has discovered a new species of fish and another not previously caught in the southwest Pacific, giving scientists a better understanding of biodiversity in the deep seas around New Zealand.