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Deep-sea corals

When we think of corals, for most people this brings up colorful views of clear blue waters and colorful tropical reefs around which swim a multitude of exotic fish.  However, these are not the only coral reefs present in our ocean, there are highly productive and extensive reefs in the colder and deeper waters of our oceans. Continue reading →

Mapping the ocean’s depths

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the National Oceanography Centre and I did my PhD at the University of Southampton where I studied seafloor and habitat mapping.  I probably chose this field as the ocean for me represents an incredibly large area for which we know too little.  We either have a broad view of the processes occurring at the global scale or a very detailed understanding of a few specific habitats.  However for the most part, we still do not know what things (e.g. Continue reading →