Furthering marine research through the peer efforts of scientists and engineers
December 3, 2015
MBARI's Deep-Sea Guide listing for Blob sculpin
Sample page from MBARI's Deep-Sea Guide showing some of the information about the blob sculpin (Psychrolutes phrictus)

A new online tool makes it easy for anyone to search a treasure trove of information about deep-sea animals and scientific observations. The Deep-Sea Guide, created by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), provides easy access to the institute’s database of millions of records of deep-sea animals, seafloor habitats, geological features, and research tools. Previously only available for internal use, the Deep-Sea Guide is now available for scientists and the general public.

MBARI engineers deploy a benthic event detector in Monterey Canyon
MBARI engineers Brian Kieft and Bob Herlien lower a benthic event detector into Monterey Canyon.

October 15, 2015

Underwater avalanches and turbidity currents carry huge amounts of sediment, organic material, and pollutants down submarine canyons and into the deep sea. Yet geologists know very little about how sediment moves during these events. This month, in what may be the most ambitious submarine-canyon study ever attempted, marine geologists from several countries are placing dozens of sophisticated instruments in Monterey Canyon.
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