DOSI Deep-Sea Round-Up
Two deep-sea discoveries made the headlines this week: a colossal slickhead in Japan’s deep sea, measuring nearly 1.5 m in length and named after a sumo wrestler, and a rich sessile benthic community found deep beneath an Antarctic ice shelf far from the productive waters of the ice front. And there were plenty of other deep-sea highlights beyond these headlines.
- Might we have found a new antibiotic in a deep-sea sponge?
- A pre-print indicates that polymetallic nodules in the CCZ are essential for food-web integrity, adding to a list of possible threats presented by deep-sea mining
- In case you didn’t already know it, fishes are VIPs – that is, they have Very Important Poops in terms of carbon flux to the deep sea.
- And worrying evidence indicates that mesopelagic fishes are voracious consumers of microplastics.
All this and more. Including a jellyfish recipe book. Who says DOSI doesn’t share practical advice?
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