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The ROV ISIS: Turning on the lights in the Deep Sea

If you’ve been following the Deep Links website and Twitter feed then you must have stumbled upon many deep-sea pictures and videos, including the Sea Pen versus ROV video and some incredible deep-sea coral gardens. All these images are possible thanks … Continue reading

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The Deep Sea: Strange but not completely unpredictable

The seafloor can be so rich and diverse in animals and habitats that it has often been compared to tropical rainforests but, conversely, the seafloor can be so lacking in larger more visible animals that it has also been likened … Continue reading

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Human Activities in the Deep Sea

For thousands of years humans have been travelling the world’s oceans and using their resources. These days, activities in the deep sea include oil and gas extraction, shipping, fishing and exploratory work for seabed mining. The industries built around these … Continue reading

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Introducing the Beasties!!!

While we have told you a bit about this project, about connectivity, vertical distributions and Marine Protected Areas MPAs), we have not yet properly introduced you to our target species. So, here is a little bit about our best friends … Continue reading

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Beyond Biology: Making the most of our coral collection

By now, if you have been following the other Deep Links blogs, you will hopefully have become familiar with one of the main purposes of the expedition: collecting deep-sea organisms to examine genetic connectivity between different deep-sea populations. But there … Continue reading

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Life aboard the James Cook: fulfilling a masters student’s bucket list

Walking up to the RRS James Cook as a newbie seafarer 3 weeks ago, I was firstly taken aback by the sheer enormity of it. Stretching 89.20m in length and 18.60m in width, it’s certainly an impressive sight. Being my … Continue reading

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From Seamount to Surface – Sampling the Deep!

I thought sunsets were orange, yellow at a push. I was wrong. Being at sea on night shift, I get to see the hundreds of shades of purples, reds, blues and greens revealed as the Sun scatters every colour across … Continue reading

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