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Posted: 31 March 2010
New research ship contract awarded The UK’s leading environmental research organisation has commissioned a state-of-the art scientific research ship to replace the RRS Discovery, which was built in 1962 and is coming to the end of...
Posted: 24 March 2010
Spider Crabs and Jelly Fish (credit: NOC/NERC) Some regions of the deep ocean floor support abundant populations of organisms, despite being overlain by water that contains very little oxygen, according to an international study led by...
Posted: 9 March 2010
Acantharian cyst (Patrick Martin SOES/NOCS) Spore-like reproductive cysts of enigmatic organisms called acantharians rapidly sink from surface waters to the deep ocean in certain regions, according to new research. Scientists suspect...