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Shark of the week: velvet belly

Did you know that there are 50 bioluminescent shark species? One of them is the velvet belly lanternshark, a tiny deep sea shark. In this dark world, they would be seen from below as a dark shadow against a slightly brighter, green glowing background, caused by residual light from the surface of the ocean. 323 more words


14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium in Portugal

Disclaimer: this blog post is embarrassingly overdue!

In early September 2015, I attended the 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium (DSBS) and Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI) Planning Meeting in Aveiro, Portugal, and wow, what an incredibly enjoyable and valuable week it was! 259 more words

Seeking the sun in deep, dark places

Ocean sunfish enjoying a bask!

Often seen basking at the surface, there has been a long held view that ocean sunfish are rare, inactive drifters feeding solely on gelatinous plankton, however recent studies have shown these notions to be far from accurate. 460 more words


The Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the deepest known point in Earth’s oceans – 10,994 meters below sea level with an estimated vertical accuracy of ± 40 meters. 211 more words


Thee Absentee Bride

Madam was over herself with joy. Finally, the day had come when she would see her favorite son bring his prospective bride home. She had already planned a lot for her future daughter in law- weekend cook outs in her backyard, knitting cardigans and baby socks, shopping together in the market; she would show her off proudly to her friends and introduce her as the mother of her grandchildren. 249 more words


Season Highlights

NautilusLive has season highlights playing on loop now. This video will grace the homepage for the next 5 months until the 2016 expedition is underway and live again. 497 more words