This week in our deep-sea news we introduce a new co-lead to the recently rebranded DOSI Offshore Energy working group. Dr Emilia Bravo is a postdoc at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina specialising in the integration of acoustic techniques for benthic habitat management. We are excited to have Emilia joining the growing ranks of talented early career researchers in DOSI’s core team.
A study revealing that female elephant seals rely on mesopelagic fishes for most of their energy requirements, spending 80-100% of the day deep diving for small fishes, generates plenty of media interest, and also highlights their vulnerability to any changes in this vast, important mid-water ecosystem.
A team of researchers have sequenced the genome of a trench-dwelling snailfish, revealing that it even has the ability to repair it’s own DNA, adding to our knowledge of the suite of the unique adaptations found in deep-sea fishes.
Early career ocean professionals (ECOPs) feature strongly in this edition, giving their perspective on the UN Conference of Parties (COP) and its role in navigating the climate crisis in a new paper and, in an article in the ECO Magazine special Ocean Decade edition, declare their commitment to playing a major role in the Ocean Decade. Furthermore ECOP and DOSI Exec Harriet Harden-Davies and Alfredo Giron-Nava will present the prestigious 22nd Annual Roger Revelle lecture. We show you where to sign up. Also, if you’re an early career researched with expertise in deep-sea fisheries, don’t miss your change to apply for a paid placement with the DOSI Fisheries working group.
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