AT A GLANCE
November 11, 2013
MBARI News Release:
Feast and famine on the abyssal plain
Marine biologists have long puzzled over observations that the amount of food sinking to the deep sea does not seem to be adequate to support all the animals and microbes living in deep-sea sediments. A new paper by MBARI researcher Ken Smith and his colleagues shows that short-term blooms of algae or animals near the sea surface can deliver as much food to deep-sea organisms as would normally arrive over years or even decades.
August 30, 2013
Many deep-sea animals such as anglerfish use parts of their body as lures to attract prey. In a recent paper, researchers associated with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) describe a deep-sea squid whose tentacle tips flap and flutter as if swimming on their own. The researchers hypothesize that the motion of these tentacle tips may induce small shrimp and other animals to approach within reach of the squid's arms. Read more
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