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Marine Life Talks in Southampton – 1 November 2018

Ben Robinson

Exploring the Antarctic Seafloor: why I spent three years on the frozen continent

Global project to map ocean floor by 2030 gets underway

The Nippon Foundation this week announced that the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) Seabed 2030 project is now under way.

Antarctica’s first whale skeleton found with nine new deep-sea species

Backbone of whale skeleton on seafloor (courtesy of NERC)

Marine biologists have, for the first time, found a whale skeleton on the ocean floor near Antarctica, giving new insights into life in the sea depths. The discovery was made almost a mile below the surface in an undersea crater and includes the find of at least nine new species of deep-sea organisms thriving on the bones.

Golden plumes from deep Earth

Earth’s interior structure (Courtesy: Planet Earth Online)

Plumes of hot rock from deep within the Earth are lacing rock beneath the Atlantic Ocean with gold, scientists have discovered.