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Foraminiferal species from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, NE Atlantic (4850 m water depth).
October 21, 2016
New research, published today in Progress in Oceanography by scientists at the NOC and the University of Southampton, show that deep-sea hills increase the biodiversity of forams - a very important group of shelled protozoans. There are over 25...
Autosub Long Range
October 19, 2016
In March 2016 the Natural Environment Research Council launched a campaign to find a name for the UK’s next world-class polar research ship. One suggestion in particular captured the nation’s imagination and #BoatyMcBoatface was soon...
'Boaty McBoatface' undergoes trails in Southampton
October 17, 2016
A new yellow robot submarine, based at Southampton’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has been named Boaty McBoatface by Jo Johnson – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. The naming took place...
Submarine glider being recovered, accompanied by a rare Atlantic Wreckfish
October 14, 2016
A fleet of ten marine robots has successfully completed an ambitious two-week mission off northwest Scotland, despite being hit by a succession of Atlantic storms with winds gusting up to 60 mph and waves up to 7 m high. The mission comprised the...
Secrets of the Solent
October 12, 2016
3 November 2016 – Secrets of the Solent; becoming involved in marine conservation locally Speaker: Owain Masters – A presentation about Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s new Heritage Lottery Funded project, Secrets of...

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