Discovery Collections

Three miles down, 30-year study, the giant amphipods are changing

The giant amphipod, <span style="font-style: normal">Eurythenes</span>

Studying samples that date back to 1985, NOC scientists have discovered that the key scavengers of the deep-sea floor have changed in a way that matches changes in surface ocean climate. The work has also discovered a new species in the giant amphipod genus Eurythenes.