Challenging Habitat
A giant deep-sea isopod, Bathynomus giganteus, with an antipatharian whip coral, Stichopathes sp., in the foreground, seen during the Gulf of Mexico 2017 expedition. While the isopod imaged here was spotted during exploration of a site dubbed “Okeanos Ridge,” Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017. "Giant Isopod" by NOAA Ocean Exploration & Research is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

STEAM Education Link VIII

The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, has a great outreach programme that includes a series of podcasts called Into the Blue.

Samples of bryozoan colonies on kelp under the microscope. (c) C Braungardt

Citizen Science along Sail Training

Coastal cruises provide many opportunities for undertaking citizen science projects that contribute valuable data to conservation organisations, such as the Marine Conservation Society and the Sea Watch Foundation.

Antarctic Quest 21 is on its Way

I have the feeling that the Antarctic Quest 21 team just sneaked out of the country before more stringent ‘omicron’-related restrictions made it even more difficult to get this expedition on its way.