DOSI Deep-Sea Round-Up

18 May 2023

This primnoid coral was observed hosting many caridean shrimp at 795m depth during the ninth dive of the 2023 Shakedown + EXPRESS West Coast Exploration expedition. Image courtesy of NOAA Ocean Exploration. More deep-sea photos shared through DOSI can be found on our Flickr page. You can share your own amazing images through the Round-Up here.

Welcome to the Round-Up! This week’s issue features new papers on the carbon cycling role of polymetallic nodule fauna, osedax living in shark teeth, and the shocking variety of dragonfish species. We’re also reminding readers about upcoming webinars on ocean research and deep-sea mining rules, along with Capitol Hill Ocean Week from 6-8 June.

For those seeking opportunities,  the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute wants to support field research on the biology of deep reef fishes in the Neotropics. Plus, read to the end for an episode of the Deep-Sea Podcast on the study of shipwrecks!


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