Navigation Links
Seamounts reach a pinnacle in upcoming issue of Oceanography
Date:2/22/2010

Lying beneath the ocean is spectacular terrain ranging from endless chains of mountains and isolated peaks to fiery volcanoes and black smokers exploding with magma and other minerals from below Earth's surface. This mountainous landscape, some of which surpasses Mt. Everest heights and the marine life it supports, is the spotlight of a special edition of the research journal Oceanography.

These massive underwater mountains, or seamounts, are scattered across every ocean and collectively comprise an area the size of Europe. These deep and dark environments often host a world teeming with bizarre life forms found nowhere else on Earth. More than 99 percent of all seamounts remain unexplored by scientists, yet their inhabitants, such as the long-lived deepwater fish orange roughy, show signs of habitat destruction and over exploitation from intense international fishing efforts.

Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and colleagues from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Oregon State University, University of British Columbia and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution were among those who contributed their expertise in seamount chemistry, physics, geology, hydrology, oceanography, biology and fisheries conservation to this special interdisciplinary effort to delve into the extremely broad research supported by seamounts and to communicate the science and threats facing them to the public.

"One of the key goals of this special issue was to bring together the extremely diverse seamount research community that ranges from fisheries science and conservation all the way to mantle geochemistry," said Hubert Staudigel a research geologist at Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at Scripps and the lead guest editor of the special issue. "In my eyes, this volume of Oceanography goes beyond that by presenting amazing new research in a way that the public can un
'/>"/>

Contact: Annie Reisewitz or Mario Aguilera
scrippsnews@ucsd.edu
858-534-3624
University of California - San Diego
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. RadMD reaches 150th clinical trial
2. Spallation Neutron Source first of its kind to reach megawatt power
3. National new biology initiative offers potential for remarkable and far-reaching benefits
4. Stunting plants skyward reach could lead to improved yields
5. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology increases impact, international reach
6. When cells reach out and touch
7. Far-reaching genetics topics to be addressed: 2009 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 25-29
8. Stronger coastal winds due to climate change may have far-reaching effects
9. Predatory bacterial swarm uses rippling motion to reach prey
10. Saving Sumatra: Indonesia reaches historic agreement
11. Action needed now for Minnesota to reach goals in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2015
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Seamounts reach a pinnacle in upcoming issue of Oceanography
(Date:9/17/2014)... BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- "Nature has developed, very cleverly, ... we desire in optical design," said Joseph Shaw, director ... "As we explore surfaces and structures at the nanoscale, ... presented in San Diego in August during a conference ... by Shaw and Rongguang Liang of the University of ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) and at the ... study in eLife showing that RNA called ... of new proteins, some of which could have important ... from the instructions found in an RNA molecule. However, ... information for the synthesis of proteins, meaning it is ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... retinoblastoma protein gene are a leading cause of eye ... fruit fly eyes to unlock the secrets of this ... on the cover of the current issue of the ... researchers provide the first detailed examination of a set ... cancer gene, said Irina Pushel, MSU undergraduate and co-author. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies 2Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies 3Parts of genome without a known function may play a key role in the birth of new proteins 2Abnormal properties of cancer protein revealed in fly eyes 2
... Farmers who don,t rely on or want to minimize the ... battle against aggressive perennial weeds. In ongoing research at the ... be a worthy contender as a summer smother crop. ... The Sudangrass creates shade so photosynthesis cannot occur in the ...
... WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Wheat plants found to ... in reinforcements to build up rigid defenses. Christie ... Agriculture,s Agricultural Research Service and a Purdue University associate ... by Hessian fly larvae increased production of surface waxes ...
... Bringing the power of synchrotron light to Minnesota,s ... of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed today between ... synchrotron facility, the Canadian Light Source (CLS). ... and product outcomes while improving operating efficiency for both ...
Cached Biology News:Sudangrass recommended to combat Canada thistle 2Sudangrass recommended to combat Canada thistle 3Resistant wheat rebuilds cell walls when attacked by Hessian flies 2BioBusiness Alliance, Canadian Light Source Synchrotron sign agreement 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... the course of a day - car, phone, ... the chemical industry to turn raw materials such ... valuable chemicals that are the ingredients of life,s ... who achieved outstanding progress in driving this energy ... light instead of fossil fuels, has won the ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... which include Sartorius/Biohit, Socorex, Capp, and AccuPet brand ... volumes of 100 uL or less and are ... and forensic applications. , The micropipette promotions ... quality and economic alternative products to help customers ...
(Date:9/17/2014)...  PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI ) ... & Young LLP ("EY") that it was resigning effective September ... to the Company on September 15, 2014 and reported in ... PDL has issued the following statement in response to ... inquiries on the reason for the resignation of EY.  We ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ: ... offer and sell shares of its Common Stock and ... underwritten public offerings.  The Series A Convertible Preferred Stock ... Stock, provided that conversion will be prohibited if, as ... own more than 4.99% of the Common Stock then ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Using solar energy to turn raw materials into ingredients for every day life 2Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com Announces Promotions on Sartorius/Biohit, Socorex, Capp, and AccuPet Micropipettes 2Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com Announces Promotions on Sartorius/Biohit, Socorex, Capp, and AccuPet Micropipettes 3PDL BioPharma Issues Statement on Resignation of Ernst and Young as Corporate Auditors 2PDL BioPharma Issues Statement on Resignation of Ernst and Young as Corporate Auditors 3Oncothyreon Announces Proposed Public Offerings 2
... Owner of PHC Consulting) hasn't felt a down economy at all. ... in the medical industry (laboratory clinical and research, physician call points, ... for revenues and Peggy attributes that growth to a strong web ... ...
... PALO ALTO, Calif., June 25 Cell Biosciences, ... systems,to life science researchers, today announced three important ... named President and Chief Executive Officer. From 1998,through ... for Molecular,Devices Corporation where he helped build the ...
... U.S. Food and Drug,Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee ... the approval of tolvaptan, Otsuka Pharmaceutical,Development & ... hyponatremia., "Otsuka is pleased that the ... tolvaptan, an investigational selective,V2-vasopressin receptor antagonist," said ...
Cached Biology Technology:Website and Blog Increase Placement for Medical Sales Recruiter - Providing Sales Winners Calling on the Hospital, Lab and Physician Call Point 2Cell Biosciences Announces New Leadership 2U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Tolvaptan, an Investigational Treatment for Hyponatremia 2