Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Tony Koslow, Ph.D.
California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The Silent Deep:
The Discovery, Ecology and Conservation of the Deep Sea

Monday – September 24, 2007
Pacific Forum – 2:00 p.m.

The Silent Deep charts the discovery and reviews the ecology of the deep sea's major environments: the Lilliputian fauna of the deep seafloor, the seemingly bizarre life forms at mid-ocean depths; the profusion of life at hot vents, cold seeps and whale falls; and the coldwater corals and fisheries on seamounts and deepwater reefs. The book also examines human impacts on this global frontier: from dumping and pollution, mining, fisheries and climate change. The Silent Deep is a comprehensive overview of the state of the deep ocean today: what is known and what isn't at the frontier of deep ocean science; the impacts that humankind has had on the deep, and the issues to look out for in the coming years.

The Author will be available to sign copies of the book; however, The Silent Deep will not be available for purchase at MBARI.


Next: Oct. 10 - Christoph Waldmann