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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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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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Anton Dohrn Seamount – One of the UK’s tallest mountains!

At over 1500 m tall, Anton Dohrn Seamount is one of the UK’s highest mountains (taller than Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike!), yet its summit lies 600 m below sea level in the North East Atlantic! The steep-sided seamount sits in … Continue reading

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