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Groundbreaking Virtual Aquarium Brings Deep-Sea to the Surface

A new interactive online exhibit lets audiences experience deep-sea animals and environments that are impossible to explore in-person.  Try the game at worldoceanexplorer.org/deep-sea-aquarium.html  The World Ocean Observatory (W2O) and Schmidt...

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Schmidt Ocean Institute Donates Research Vessel to the National Research Council (CNR)

Founders Eric and Wendy Schmidt donate research vessel Falkor to Italy’s science agency to conduct ocean science in the Mediterranean and beyond. Images can be found here.  Genoa, Italy –...

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SCIENTISTS DISCOVER NEW HYDROTHERMAL VENTS AND POSSIBLE NEW SPECIES IN THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA

International team of scientists work together in Mexican waters to understand connections between hydrothermal vents and their associated systems. Video and photos available here  November 17, 2021 08:00 (GMT+10) CONTACT:...

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Marine Technology Society, the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Schmidt Ocean Institute Announce New Partnership, Including Support for an International Student Competition, at OCEANS 2021

WASHINGTON, DC —Marine Technology Society (MTS), the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), announced a new partnership today that will focus on the effective development and...

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SCIENTISTS EXPLORE MINERAL-RICH SEAFLOOR AND DDT DUMP SITES; DISCOVER NEW METHANE SEEP, WHALE FALL

Twelve exploratory dives off California’s coast in previous waste dumping grounds and areas of potential mining will help advance understanding of human impacts on deep-sea ecosystem  Video and photos available...

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NEKTON AND SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE KICK OFF JOINT QUEST TO INSPIRE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE OCEAN 

Oxford, UK/ Palo Alto, CA – Ocean exploration organizations Nekton and Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today that they have entered into a new partnership to work collaboratively on expeditions and...

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“Ocean Rising” Event and White Paper Available Online

Nekton Mission and the Schmidt Ocean Institute held “Ocean Rising: The Quest to Inspire the Public,” a virtual workshop, on July 7th, 2021. The purpose of the event was to...

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SCIENTISTS EXPLORE SEAMOUNTS IN PHOENIX ISLANDS ARCHIPELAGO, GAINING NEW INSIGHTS INTO DEEP WATER DIVERSITY AND ECOLOGY

Building off a groundbreaking 2017 expedition, a follow-up expedition in the Phoenix Islands Archipelago enabled the largest collection of microbial cultures from the central Pacific Ocean and the most comprehensive...

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New Website Brings Deep Ocean Exploration Imagery and Lessons to Educators and Public

WHAT:     For the first time, three leaders in ocean exploration have brought together engaging ocean education materials and visual resources. The Deep Ocean Education Project website combines standards-aligned...

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FIRST COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF NW AUSTRALIA’S DEEP CORALS COMPLETED

Scientists circumnavigate and map the seafloor of the entire mesophotic (deep water) zone in Ashmore Reef Marine Park. Video and photos available here. DARWIN – Scientists discovered a sea snake...

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