Navigation Links
Beyond sunlight: Explorers census 17,650 ocean species between edge of darkness and black abyss
Date:11/22/2009

concern. 'Mine it, drill it, dispose into it, or fish it - what could possibly be impacted? And, if there is an impact, the abyss is vast and best yet, hidden from sight.'

"Census of Marine Life deep realm scientists see and are concerned."

Expensive, dangerous work

"The deep sea is the Earth's largest continuous ecosystem and largest habitat for life. It is also the least studied," says Dr. German.

Sampling at great depths depends on high tech instruments (such as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and submarines) or "traditional" equipment (trawls, cores, dredges) that need several kilometers of cable to reach the seabed. For example, 12 km (~7.5 miles) of cable was needed to trawl recently down to 4,800 meters (~ 3 miles) depth on the Porcupine Abyssal Plain in the Northeast Atlantic.

Earlier this year, CenSeam scientists aboard New Zealand-based Research Vessel Tangaroa underlined the grueling nature of the challenge of obtaining samples, maps and unprecedented underwater footage of the Graveyard and the Andes seamounts in the South Pacific.

The work was performed with a Deep-Towed Imaging System (DTIS), a technology developed and refined by growing experience over rugged, unfamiliar seamounts and ridges, yielding steadily better results.

Says Mireille Consalvey of the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, CenSeam project manager, "Every deployment is a trip into the unknown, with often seasick scientists struggling to work amid high winds and 10 meter swells."

"It can be a tough environment down there. I recall once the abject fear when our video imaging system snagged for 40 minutes on a rock face -- the slow, scary process of recovering it, and the shared worry that our valued recording equipment would arrive at the surface battered and bent. Thankfully, the recorder survived the ordeal better than many of us
'/>"/>

Contact: Terry Collins
terrycollins@rogers.com
416-538-8712
Census of Marine Life
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Related biology news :

1. Beyond genomics, biologists and engineers decode the next frontier
2. Frost & Sullivan Looks at Biometrics Advancement in Civil Security: Exploring Opportunities for Today and Beyond
3. Beyond ooh-ooh, aah-aah-- expert on monkey communication kicks off Darwin series, May 5
4. Researchers push nature beyond its limits to create higher-density biofuels
5. Research-based undergraduate course expands beyond Washington University
6. UCLA world summit to explore ancient life on Earth, and beyond
7. Shrimps see beyond the rainbow
8. Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper
9. Explorers marvel at Brittlestar City on seamount in powerful current swirling around Antarctica
10. Species explorers ask: Whats on Your planet?
11. First ever worldwide census analysis of caribou/reindeer numbers reveals dramatic decline
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Beyond sunlight: Explorers census 17,650 ocean species between edge of darkness and black abyss
(Date:8/21/2014)... study of American singles found that during sex ... orgasm rates. On average, men experience orgasm 85.1 ... making little difference. For women, however, orgasm occurrence ... 62.9 percent of the time during sex with ... with women,s sexual orientation, with lesbian women experiencing ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LiveScan ... has agreed to a partnership with Gabriel Health ... fastest growing Certified Nursing Assistant preparatory ... Institute  an exclusive member of Binary,s LiveScan service ... Biometrics will improve its service capabilities by ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... consists of radiations in the 3.3 to 4.4 nanometre ... biological tissues. New theoretical findings show that it is ... These could be the basis of an optimal technique ... or to be used in high-precision spectroscopy. Now, a ... efficiently generate the harmonic radiationswhich are multiples of an ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 2Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 3Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 4LiveScan Provider Binary Biometrics Announces Partnership with Preeminent CNA School, Gabriel Health Institute to Expand Services in Orlando Region 2LiveScan Provider Binary Biometrics Announces Partnership with Preeminent CNA School, Gabriel Health Institute to Expand Services in Orlando Region 3Water window imaging opportunity 2
... respiratory pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa takes an ordinary protein ... molecules to turn it into a key for gaining access ... 7 in mBio , the online open-access journal of ... of Medicine, the University of Virginia, and Universidad de las ...
... in cases of lung edema, or fluid in the lungs, not ... believed, but they are also allowing water to pump in. ... it was previously believed that this pump mechanism just stopped when ... St. Michael,s Hospital. "But we,ve found not only do they stop ...
... Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) ... cells in the brain can produce a substance that ... had assumed that only certain fungi produced itaconic acid. ... the Metabolomics Group at LCSB, and Dr. Alessandro Michelucci ...
Cached Biology News:Pathogen turns protein into a virulence factor in 1 easy step 2Pathogen turns protein into a virulence factor in 1 easy step 3LCSB discovers endogenous antibiotic in the brain 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... a study published today (August 22nd), in the ... the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme establish the effect of ... of advanced genetic and optical techniques., "Serotonin is ... a wide range of brain functions, from the ... of complex emotional behaviours, This neurotransmitter is also ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 Ophthalmic drug ... interesting and challenging endeavors as the anatomy, physiology ... properties to the foreign substances. Ocular drug delivery ... self medication and minimal use of needles; also ... drugs and provides specific targeting within the ocular ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Research and Markets has announced ... Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) ... offering. The global molecular biology enzymes ... is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.74% ... kits, & reagents find applications in a large number ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 The identification ... organisms can be accelerated by exome sequencing. Built ... technologies, the custom SeqCap EZ Developer system has ... Mr. Watson will additionally present how he achieved ... available human and mouse exome kits. With over ...
Breaking Biology Technology:From happiness to pain: Understanding serotonin's function 2Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 4Global Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - Forecast to 2018 2Global Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - Forecast to 2018 3Efficient Identification of Protein-Coding Variants in a Model Organism Through Exome Sequencing, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2
... 5 NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASD OTC Bulletin Board: NGNM), an operator ... fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2008. Fourth Quarter ... Revenue of $5.9 million, an increase of 56% ... 17.2% sequential increase in revenues in Q4 08 vs. Q3 08 , ...
... Rojas to Director of Global Business Development Operations , ... ... a leading provider of multilingual localization, testing and outsourced software development ... Vice President of Global Business Development and Helena Rojas to Director ...
... March 4 Osteotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... of biologic products for regenerative healing, today reported ... year ended December 31, 2008."The last twelve months ... entire team worked diligently to execute our corporate ...
Cached Biology Technology:NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 2NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 3NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 4NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 5NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 6NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 7NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 8Localization and Translation Leader CSOFT International Ltd. Recognizes Efforts of Two Key Members of its Business Development Team 2Localization and Translation Leader CSOFT International Ltd. Recognizes Efforts of Two Key Members of its Business Development Team 3Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 2Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 3Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 4Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 5Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 6Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 7