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New Book: Robert Ballard Memoir

Legendary ocean explorer Robert Ballard has released “Into the Deep: A Memoir from the Man Who Found Titanic.” The book shares inside stories of danger, suspense and discovery—plus previously untold stories about Ballard’s dyslexia and how it has shaped his life. Twice a New York Times best-selling author, for his memoir, Ballard partnered with investigative reporter and bestselling author Christopher Drew to tell

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Germany Funds AUV Development

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is providing €12 million as part of the Maritime Research Program for the development of a novel autonomous submersible robotics system that will enable autonomous monitoring of underwater installations in the deep sea with a significantly reduced carbon footprint, without the need for costly support vessels. The funding decision was announced

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New Genus of Giant Single-Celled Organism Found in Deep Pacific

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Two new genera and four new species of giant, single-celled xenophyophores (protozoans belonging to a group called the foraminifera) were discovered in the deep Pacific Ocean during a joint project between scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, U.K. (NOC), the University of Hawaii and the University of Geneva. “Moana” (meaning “the sea”) has inspired the name ‘”Moanammina” for one of the new

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How Microplastics Move from Land to Deep Seafloor

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U.K. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) research has revealed for the first time how submarine sediment avalanches can transport microplastics from land into the deep ocean. The study also revealed that these flows are responsible for sorting different types of microplastics–burying some, and moving others vast distances across the seafloor. These findings may help predict the location of future seafloor microplastic

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