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Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Historically thought to be a refuge for coral growing in the shallows, coral reefs from oceanic depths face similar threats, finds a new study.
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals

Historically thought to be a refuge for coral growing in the shallows, coral reefs from oceanic depths face similar threats, finds a new study.

Historically thought to be a refuge for coral growing in the shallows, coral reefs from oceanic depths face similar threats, finds a new study.

deep sea exploration
Oh, Captain
Oh, Captain
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2018
Meet Cindy Van Dover, a deepsea explorer and the first female to pilot Alvin, the submersible that has ferried researchers into some of the ocean's deepest depths.
Proposed Seismic Surveys Raise Concern Over Health of Marine Life
Proposed Seismic Surveys Raise Concern Over Health of Marine Life
Ashley Yeager | May 11, 2018
The Atlantic has been free of intense air-gun blasts to probe for oil and gas for 30 years, and researchers fear for endangered North Atlantic right whales and other animals.
Image of the Day: Eyes from the Deep 
Image of the Day: Eyes from the Deep 
The Scientist Staff | Nov 15, 2017
Scientists have discovered a new type of eye cell in a deep-sea fish species.
Inside the Expedition Discovering New Coral Reefs
Inside the Expedition Discovering New Coral Reefs
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2016
As technology takes science deeper into the world’s oceans, researchers are discovering reef systems far from warm, shallow tropical waters.
Amazonian Reef
Amazonian Reef
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2016
See footage from the expedition that discovered a coral reef hiding beneath the massive muddy plume at the mouth of the Amazon River.
Half Mile Down, 1934
Half Mile Down, 1934
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
In his bathysphere, William Beebe plumbed the ocean to record-setting depths.
Orb-iters
Orb-iters
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2015
See how William Beebe and Otis Barton descended to the ocean's depths in an early submersible designed to allow access to the mysterious lifeforms inhabiting the deep sea.
Extreme Living
Extreme Living
Jeffrey Marlow and Jan Amend | Feb 1, 2015
Take a tour of deep-sea methane seeps and meet the organisms that call these extreme environments home.
Life-Finding Expeditions
Life-Finding Expeditions
Jef Akst | Dec 18, 2014
Researchers analyzing samples from the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition identify living microbes, while a team exploring the Arctic finds life thriving below the ice.