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Minister On Deep Ocean Survey & Summit

Minister On Deep Ocean Survey & Summit

Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown reported on the findings of the Nekton Mission I, XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey and the Ocean Risk Summit in the House of Assembly today [May 11], calling it “an exciting week for marine science in Bermuda.” Minister Brown said, “This week has been an exciting week for marine science in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

New Zone Discovered In Ocean: ‘Rariphotic Zone’

New Zone Discovered In Ocean: ‘Rariphotic Zone’

The Government today received the findings of Nekton Mission I, XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey, which confirmed a new zone in the ocean — the Rariphotic Zone — and over 100 new species including very small animals, such as tanaids, to dozens of new algae species and black wire coral, A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Minister... Read more of this article

BUEI To Screen ‘Nekton’s Unexplored Bermuda’

BUEI To Screen ‘Nekton’s Unexplored Bermuda’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and Nekton will present “Nekton’s Unexplored Bermuda” on November 28 at 7.30pm. The event poster says, “Join us at BUEI Talks for a journey beneath the waves and into Bermuda’s unknown, unseen and largely unexplored subsea world. Oliver Steeds, Nekton’s Mission Director, will reveal... Read more of this article

Rare Starfish Identified For First Time Since 1922

Rare Starfish Identified For First Time Since 1922

Department of Environment and Natural Resources scientist and Natural History Museum Curator Dr. Robbie Smith and Nekton Principal Scientist Dr. Lucy Woodall are examining a rare starfish, among other specimens, as part of Nekton’s five day Taxonomy Workshop at the Natural History Museum. “Identified only once before in 1922 on Challenger Bank,... Read more of this article

Video: Scientific Survey Of Bermuda’s Ocean

Video: Scientific Survey Of Bermuda’s Ocean

In conjunction with GUE and Project Baseline, the Nekton Foundation recently undertook a series of scientific surveys using submersibles in the vicinity of the Argus and Challenger Banks, with a video outlining their work. The video description said, “GUE & Project Baseline teamed with the Nekton Foundation, a UK-based conservation organization,... Read more of this article

Video: Deep Dive In Bermuda’s Hidden Depths

Video: Deep Dive In Bermuda’s Hidden Depths

Guardian environment reporter Oliver Milman recently joined Nekton on a deep sea dive expedition off the coast of Bermuda, with the scientists aboard aiming to “chart its hidden depths and gauge the general health of the area’s reef and coral.” Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission — sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin... Read more of this article

Video: Local Lionfish Experts On PBS Newshour

Video: Local Lionfish Experts On PBS Newshour

Bermuda is featured in a PBS Newshour program about invasive lionfish, with scenes of the island shown, while local marine experts, in conjunction with visiting scientists, appear in a five minute segment that also reveals plans for a prototype lionfish-culling undersea robot. Bermuda’s lionfish experts included in the PBS program are Dr. Gretchen... Read more of this article

SiriusXM To Host Underwater Live Radio Show

SiriusXM To Host Underwater Live Radio Show

SiriusXM’s John Fugelsang will host “Deep Dive Radio,” a one-hour broadcast from a submersible deep in the ocean off the coast of Bermuda, that they said “aims to set the world record for the deepest underwater live radio show and bring attention to protecting the deep ocean.” Fugelsang, host of SiriusXM’s Tell Me... Read more of this article

Children Invited To Join Deep Ocean Virtual Ride

Children Invited To Join Deep Ocean Virtual Ride

Children are being offered the chance to become deep sea explorers as part of a groundbreaking science expedition launching in the North West Atlantic this week. Deep ocean scientific research charity Nekton is calling on young people around the world to ‘virtually’ join their first expedition to explore and research the Earth’s largest and critically... Read more of this article

Video: “Biological Hotspot” Found On Seamount

Video: “Biological Hotspot” Found On Seamount

[Updated with video] Scientists from Nekton undertaking the XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey, have discovered a new “biological hotspot” on Argus Seamount, some 30 miles south west of Bermuda. Diving in cutting-edge manned submersibles adapted with the latest scientific and filming equipment, the scientists are the first to biologically document... Read more of this article

Video: Nekton Mission’s First Submersible Dive

Video: Nekton Mission’s First Submersible Dive

Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission, which is sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin and in partnership with the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of the Environment, launched off the coast of Bermuda this week, with the action caught on camera. In a video of the launch, Greg Foot, onboard science reporter, says, “We’ve just getting... Read more of this article

Ocean Scientific Research Mission To Launch

Ocean Scientific Research Mission To Launch

Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission — sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin and partnering with the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of the Environment — is preparing to launch off the coast of Bermuda this week. To explore the full impact of human activities on the deep ocean, the first in a series of expeditions will use... Read more of this article