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Dumbo Octopus Gives Rare View [Video]

New, stunning video from a deep-sea vehicle reveals a rare view of the Dumbo octopus. Don’t let the name fool you—the Dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis) is no dummy.

August 27, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
The Lawson Trek: Finding Something New

The Lawson Trek: Finding Something New

Editor's note: For The Lawson Trek, journalist Scott Huler is retracing the journey of discovery undertaken by canoe and on foot in 1700-1701 by John Lawson, the first observer to carefully describe and catalogue the flora, fauna, geography and inhabitants of the Carolinas.

October 10, 2014 — Scott Huler
High-Flying Frog Was Not The First Amphibian To Reach For Outer Space

High-Flying Frog Was Not The First Amphibian To Reach For Outer Space

The internet loves animals, and loves animals in surprising places even more. So when a photo emerged showing a frog flying alongside NASA’s Minotaur V rocket as it lifted off from it’s launchpad in Virginia earlier this month carrying the LADEE spacecraft towards the moon it was an immediate hit.

September 17, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
The Lawson Trek: Paddling the Intracoastal Waterway

The Lawson Trek: Paddling the Intracoastal Waterway

We stopped for lunch during the first day of the Lawson Trek on an oyster shoal, an uncharacteristically hot October sun stinging my shoulders, but surprisingly unbothered by four hours of kayak paddling.

December 4, 2014 — Scott Huler

Deep Sea Explorations Amaze with Live Stream Video

On Tuesday I wrote about my experience diving in a deep-sea submarine, but going on right now are two live-streaming deep-sea expeditions that allow you incredible access to the deep sea from the comfort of your own home.

September 25, 2014 — Jennifer Frazer

How To Visit the Deep Sea

For at least the last 15 years, I have dreamed of travelling to the deep sea. If you read this blog regularly or have ever watched a documentary about the deep sea, you understand why.

September 8, 2014 — Jennifer Frazer
An Intrepid Look at Winter with Climate Scientist and Adventurer Felicity Aston

An Intrepid Look at Winter with Climate Scientist and Adventurer Felicity Aston

Felicity Aston is a British adventurer, climate scientist and STEM advocate, who in 2012 became the first woman to ski solo across Antarctica.At 23, Felicity left the UK to spend three years living and working in the Antarctic as a meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey atRothera Research Station.On her return, she was part of [...]

December 31, 2013 — Alex Jackson and SoapboxScience
Scientists Explore New Zealand’s Deep Sea (Part II)

Scientists Explore New Zealand’s Deep Sea (Part II)

We made five planned dives during our voyage, each one a day long. It is a long day for the sub team. It takes several hours to prepare the submersible for the dive, and after seven to eight hours on the seafloor, another round of work is needed to prepare the sub for its next [...]

November 28, 2013 — Malcolm Clark and Shinji Tsuchida

Discover the Puerto Rico Trench with America’s Ocean Exploration Team

Every two years people around the world suddenly obsessively watch odd niche sports like ice dancing, biathalon, and rhythmic gymnastics. So I wish similar enthusiasm could be summoned for the exploration dives of the Deep Discoverer, NOAA’s ROV aboard the research vessel Okeanos Explorer and vehicles like it, which are streamed live on the internet.

April 10, 2015 — Jennifer Frazer
Scientists Explore New Zealand’s Deep Sea (Part I)

Scientists Explore New Zealand’s Deep Sea (Part I)

The JAMSTEC research vessel RV Yokosuka sailed from Nuku’alofa in Tonga this morning, heading towards New Zealand to explore the animal life on deep undersea mountains, or seamounts.

November 25, 2013 — Malcolm Clark and Shinji Tsuchida