Models are in vogue this week, being used to predict warming in the deep Gulf of Mexico waters, to estimate deep-sea halibut distributions and calculate carbon and nutrient recycling rates in the twilight zone. The paper grabbing the headlines this week revealed that many deep-sea microbes are “invisible” to mammalian immune systems, indicating that pattern recognition strategies may be defined locally, not globally. And a new paper by Williamson et al. (2021) questions whether experimental studies on the behavioural impacts of ocean acidification be trusted.
There are plenty of events to get into your calendars this week PLUS a huge opportunity to get your deep-sea research featured in a new Netflix documentary from the makers of Blue Planet II! All this and much more in this week’s Deep-Sea Round-Up.
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