Scientists Awaken Deep Sea Bacteria After 100 Million Years
Scientists Awaken Deep Sea Bacteria After 100 Million Years
The microbes had survived on trace amounts of oxygen and were able to feed and multiply once revived in the lab.
Scientists Awaken Deep Sea Bacteria After 100 Million Years
Scientists Awaken Deep Sea Bacteria After 100 Million Years

The microbes had survived on trace amounts of oxygen and were able to feed and multiply once revived in the lab.

The microbes had survived on trace amounts of oxygen and were able to feed and multiply once revived in the lab.

deep sea exploration
Image of the Day: Vampire Squid
Image of the Day: Vampire Squid
Emily Makowski | Sep 11, 2019
The unusual cephalopod was spotted on a recent underwater research expedition.
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 20, 2018
Historically thought to be a refuge for coral growing in the shallows, coral reefs from oceanic depths face similar threats, finds a new study.
Oh, Captain
Oh, Captain
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 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, 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 | Jun 30, 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 | Jan 31, 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.
Microbes Thrive in Deepest Ocean
Microbes Thrive in Deepest Ocean
Sabrina Richards | Mar 17, 2013
Researchers find remarkably active bacteria in the Mariana Trench, where they live under pressure 1,000 times greater than at the surface.
Live Slow, Die Old
Ed Yong | May 17, 2012
Ancient bacteria living in deep-sea sediments are alive—but with metabolisms so slow that it’s hard to tell.
James Cameron Hits Rock Bottom
Hannah Waters | Mar 27, 2012
The movie director-turned-explorer made the 6.8-mile drop to the deepest point on the seafloor, but wasn’t too impressed by what he found.