Grants for Red Sea Reef Research

The Red Sea Reef Foundation (RSRF) has awarded research grants to five scientists from Israel and Jordan who are studying corals in one of the world’s largest marine refuges from climate change. Each selected project involves an innovative approach, such as using deep neural networks to derive data on coral reef fish populations, characterizing corals’Continue reading “Grants for Red Sea Reef Research”

Submarine Canyon Conference June 14-18

The University of Gibraltar will host the first virtual INCISE conference June 14-18 on submarine canyons. Submarine canyons act as a link between shallow-water environments and the deep sea. They are extremely important for biodiversity because they serve as nursery habitats and hotspots for sea life. Find out more at: https://www.unigib.edu.gi/incise2021/.

Volcanic Activity on Europa

Jupiter’s Icy moon Europa may have enough internal heat to trigger volcanic activity on the floor of its global ocean, according to the results of a new study. Europa is considered to be one of the most promising locations in our solar system for extraterrestrial life. Europa’s outer surface comprises a miles-thick ice shell rivenContinue reading “Volcanic Activity on Europa”

Deepest Hole Ever Drilled in Ocean

Researchers working off the coast of Japan have drilled a hole in the Pacific seabed that is the deepest ever in any ocean. On May 14, scientists aboard JAMSTEC’s research vessel Kaimei lowered a giant piston corer nearly 5 miles (8,000 meters) through the Pacific Ocean for two hours and 40 minutes until the drillContinue reading “Deepest Hole Ever Drilled in Ocean”

Zebrafish Hibernation Could Help Humans Reach Mars

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown the zebrafish could help humans reach Mars by understanding how a form of hibernation known as induced torpor (a state of reduced metabolic activity) may provide radio-protective effects. Hibernation is a physiological condition found in many species that protects them against harsh conditions, such as foodContinue reading “Zebrafish Hibernation Could Help Humans Reach Mars”