Monthly Archives: September 2010

Looming human impact threaten our deep-sea communities – Live deep-sea ROPOS dives at the Museum – Part 4

Some of the corals observed during the ROPOS dives are believed to be hundreds of years old. Unlike many true corals that form reefs in tropical regions over time, cold water corals simply grow bigger and bigger with age. As … Continue reading

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New deep-sea species to describe – Live deep-sea ROPOS dives at the Museum – Part 3

I was surprised by the large number of species that could not be readily identified. At this point in time, however, it is too early to know how many new species have been discovered during this expedition. The research team … Continue reading

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