Study reveals massive fall of dead red crabs in the deep-sea

Carcasses of red crab <i>Pleuroncodes planipes</i> photographed by Autsub6000 during seabed surveys in the NE abyssal Pacific

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have made a surprise discovery of thousands of dead swimming crabs, 4,000 metres deep in the abyssal Pacific.

Ambitious new research programme aims to assess the health of deep Atlantic ecosystems

Autosub 6000

The NOC is part of a team of marine scientists from countries bordering the north and south Atlantic Ocean, assessing the health of deep sea ecosystems. They will determine the resilience of both the animals that live there and their habitats, to threats such as temperature rise, pollution and human activities.

ALR ‘Boaty’ completes first under-ice Antarctic mission

The National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Autosub Long Range (ALR), known affectionately around the world as ‘Boaty McBoatface’, was successfully recovered last week following its first under-ice mission beneath the Filc