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New Technologies Revise Scientists’ Understanding of the Oxygen Minimum Zone

A new technology detects trace amounts of oxygen in an environment where previously these life-supporting molecules were below the limit of detection. Photos are available here ANTOFAGASTA, Chile – Using...

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“Waves of Change, Fashioning an Ocean Friendly Future” Convenes Fashion Designers, Performers and Musicians to Celebrate the Ocean

The intimate evening celebrated Ocean Rising, a program that interweaves the ocean into culture to create a community of ocean lovers. Images available for download here. Santa Monica, Calif. –...

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Scientists Find Pristine Ecosystems on High-Seas Seamounts

Deep-sea coral reefs, sponge gardens, and the deepest photosynthesizing coral in the world found along the Salas y Gómez Ridge Video and photos are available here ANTOFAGASTA, Chile –  An...

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Scientists Confirm Underwater Mountains Harbor Abundant Life Off Chile’s Coast

An international team explores vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems and sees more than 100 species never-before observed by scientists. Video and photos available here. VALPARAISO, Chile – An international group of scientists,...

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A bathymetric image of a recently discovered seamount.
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Four New Seamounts Discovered in the High Seas

Tallest of underwater features discovered by crew of research vessel Falkor (too) stands over 1.5 miles high Video and photos available here. VALPARAISO, Chile – The crew of Schmidt Ocean...

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 Scientists Discover Four New Species of Deep-Sea Octopus

Unexpected octopus diversity found in Costa Rica’s deep sea, along with a new deep-sea skate nursery. Video and photos available here. Puntarenas, Costa Rica – Scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s...

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Schmidt Ocean Institute, Nautilus, UNESCO to Present Ocean Programme at Art Basel Miami Beach

MIAMI – Schmidt Ocean Institute, in partnership with Nautilus Magazine, UNESCO, and the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, will unveil a dynamic program of ocean-themed exhibitions during Art...

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 Scientists Locate New Hydrothermal Vent Field Using State-of-the-Art Mapping Technology

Scientists utilize high-resolution mapping technologies to find new hydrothermal vents inside the Galápagos Marine Reserve, as well as 15 species not previously known to live within the region. Video and...

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Massive New Seamount Discovered in International Waters Off Guatemala

Underwater mapping leads to discovery of seamount two times taller than Burj Khalifa Images available here Los Angeles, CA – Seafloor mapping during a Schmidt Ocean Institute expedition has revealed...

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Scientists Discover Healthy Deep-Sea Coral Reef and New Seamounts in the Galápagos

Stunning 800-meter long coral reef discovered with Schmidt Ocean Institute’s underwater robot off Galápagos Islands Video and photos available here. Puerto Ayora, Ecuador– Scientists examining underwater cliff ecosystems onboard research...

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