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Steve Hall
July 03, 2015
On 24 June at the 28th Session of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Assembly in Paris, Steve Hall, Head of the NOC’s International and Strategic Partnerships Office, was elected as Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental...
Losactis feeding
July 02, 2015
The surprising culinary preferences of an abyssal sea anemone have been unveiled by a team of scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).
 New time-lapse photography of the abyssal sea floor shows that this type of anemone can eat...
Deploying RAPID buoys
July 02, 2015
A decade of research on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) reveals some surprising findings about its behaviour. The AMOC is the system of ocean currents in the North Atlantic responsible for the transfer of huge amounts of heat...
This image is credited to Henrik Stahl of SAMS
July 01, 2015
A significant step has been made for potential Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) deployment, with the publication of the results from the world's first experiment into the realistic simulation of the potential environmental impact of a submarine...
Centrophorus squamosus
June 26, 2015
2 July 2015 – The secret world of deep-sea sharks – Christopher Bird You’re a mile down. It’s cold, dark and the pressure is crushing. The light from surface waters is almost a distant memory. There are no plants down...

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