Tag deep-sea

‘Ask an Ocean Explorer’ by Dr Jon Copley

‘Ask an Ocean Explorer’ is a vibrant insight into the life of a deep-sea biologist. Written by scientific adviser of the critically acclaimed Blue Planet II, this book answers questions often asked by ocean lovers. Questions such as ‘how do… Continue Reading →

The Peculiar Nature of Xenophyophores

The deep sea is regarded by many as “other-worldly”; a description that in part owes itself to the existence of the alien-like organisms that reside there. From nightmare-inducing anglerfish to the infamously ugly blobfish, the deep sea is often the… Continue Reading →

‘Mapping the Deep’ by Robert Kunzig

When I began my search for the most influential books for aspiring marine biologists, ‘Mapping the Deep’ by Robert Kunzig was one of the most frequently recommended. And as I turned the final page of Kunzig’s extensive account of the… Continue Reading →

Life in the Shadow Zone

Oxygen is a critical component to life on Earth. It is both a product of photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert light energy into sugars, as well as a key ingredient in respiration for both plants and animals alike…. Continue Reading →

Anglerfish – A Light in the Dark

As mankind’s technology advances, it is now possible to explore uncharted environments, previously unreachable and altogether unfathomable. As a species, we have now discovered all manner of weird and wonderful deep-sea animals and we continue to do so to this very day.

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