DOSI Deep-Sea Round-Up

30 March 2023

A beautiful stalked glass sponge seen at 2,606 m depth during Dive 04 of the second Voyage to the Ridge 2022 expedition. The long stalk serves to extend the cup of the sponge into the water column for feeding. Image courtesy of NOAA Ocean Exploration Voyage to the Ridge 2022.

New research in this week’s Round-Up highlights deep-sea coral genomes, hydrothermal vent episodicity, and the effects of bottom-contact fisheries. Our Climate Change Working Group is sharing a report from the Ocean and Climate Platform on marine ecosystems in a changing climate, and IDDRI is hosting a webinar next week on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

Opportunities this week include two marine environment expert positions with GRID Arendal, along with a deadline for grants from the National Geographic Society. There’s also an interesting experiment on microplastic accumulation seeking funding in our Wanted section, so make sure to take a look.

Finally, scroll to the end to join us in celebrating Professor Judith Gobin, who is now the first marine scientist from Trinidad and Tobago to have a deep-sea species named after her!


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