Glass Sponge Reef Cruise- Watch Live!

Dr. Stephanie K. Archer has been studying glass sponge reefs in British Colombia since leaving the lab here at NC State. Beginning Thursday, May 12, she will be on a research cruise exploring the Hectate Strait glass sponge reef. There will be a live feed of the dives on the reef at this

By | 2017-05-22T12:36:34-05:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Deep Sea|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Finding Fish Hotspots and Mapping Coral Reefs in the Caribbean

NOAA discusses the various tools it uses to map coral reefs and to find fish hotspots (i.e., spawning aggregations) throughout the Caribbean. These tools include multibeam sonar, scientific echosounder, underwater gliders, a remotely operated vehicle, and other high-tech tools to locate previously-unknown seafloor habitats.

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:16-05:00 March 31st, 2015|Categories: Coral, Deep Sea|0 Comments

Nautilus Deep Sea Cruise in the Florida Straits

Just last week a research vessel cruised through the Florida Straits, a trough that separates Florida from Cuba and The Great Bahamas Bank. Here is a link to some of the creatures they came across on the cruise! The Nautilus has several cruises lined up this summer with live feed throughout the cruises so be sure to tune […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:33-05:00 June 27th, 2014|Categories: Deep Sea|2 Comments

CEI Shark Research

On the heels of what appears to have been a very successful BNT Natural
History Conference, some of the presenters have sent me additional
material to post.  Owen O’Shea from CEI sent this detailed summary of
their shark research program – after the jump.  It is amazing how much CEI
has grown, and the sheer scope of the research they are involved […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:52-05:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Deep Sea, Fish, sharks|0 Comments

Fish Biofluorescence

























Cool new research from Exuma.  The paper here and an easy-to-read summary
at Science Daily.  Bioluminescent organisms like fish and fireflies produce their
own light. Biofluorescent fish and corals do something different, absorbing blue
light, which is relatively high-energy, and transforming it into relatively lower
green, orange and red light. Some organisms do […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:03:13-05:00 January 13th, 2014|Categories: Deep Sea, Fish|0 Comments