The type and size of barnacles on the Malaysian Airways MH370 flight debris could provide clues to the path it took through the Indian Ocean, according to researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).
Ocean scientists have, for the first time successfully balanced the supply of food to mid-water organisms with their demands for this food. The depth at which they consume this sinking material regulates our climate by determining how much carbon is stored by the ocean and how much remains in the atmosphere.
Writing in the scientific journal Nature, scientists have called for increased discussion of independent monitoring of deep-sea hydrocarbon industry activity with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of its ecological impact.
On 9 May, RRS James Cook set sail from Glasgow in the direction of Rockall Trough, Rockall Bank and Hatton Basin, to find out what happens to the seabed fauna in a deep-water trawling area if you leave it undisturbed several years.