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The deep sea is a major sink for microplastic debris Wednesday, January 07 ...

Discovery of major deep-sea sponge reef ecosystem off Scotland Wednesday, ...

"The effect of the anthropogenic disturbance by scientific drilling operations on seabed landscape and megafaunal habitation was surveyed in a deep-sea hydrothermal field, the Iheya North field, in the Okinawa Trough. Although the effects of the drilling operation on seabed landscape and megafaunal composition are probably confined to an area of maximally 30 m from the drill holes, the newly established hydrothermal vent ecosystem has already lasted 2 years and is like to continue to exist until the fluid discharge ceases and thus the ecosystem in the area has been altered for long-term."

Deep sea litter: A comparison of seamounts, banks and a ridge in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans reveals both environmental and anthropogenic factors impact accumulation and composition.

Laura Robinson at the University of Bristol is bringing together scientists and students in a team dedicated to understanding the history of the Earth. Using equipment designed to analyse trace amounts of radioactive and stable elements her team are discovering how and why the ocean changes over time and the impact that  these changes have on the diverse deep-water corals reefs that live on  ocean mountains. 

The Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) collaborating with a group of biologists and geologists (including researchers from University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab) are working aboard R/V Falkor to conduct a new study of one of the deepest places in the world.
The Exploring the Mariana Trench expedition runs from November 9th to December 9th, 2014

The deep sea is becoming a collecting ground for plastic waste, according t ...

On board of the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s (SOI) vessel RV Falkor when the cruise was almost over, Alan Jamieson from University of Aberdeen (Oceanlab) and his colleagues discovered a
snailfish living some eight kilometres below the waves, deeper than any fish we know of.

Video Log from Bear Seamount Cruise Oct 2014

Recorded during a PISCES trawling expedition to Bear Seamount by a grad student from Nova Southeastern University

Oceans 2015 Reports: Climate Change Impacts on the Ocean

Dealing with uncertainty in the marine environment - assessing impact of renewable developments

Academic Collaboration potential for MASTS in South East Asia