Mariana Snailfish from nearly 26,000 ft deep in the Mariana Trench, Photo by Alan Jamieson, University of Aberdeen. We are excited to announce the official scientific name for the Mariana snailfish, one of the planet’s deepest-living fishes. Pseudoliparis swirei Gerringer & Linley 2017 Illustration of the Mariana Snailfish. By Thomas Linley, Newcastle University. Watch them swim … More Introducing the Mariana Snailfish!
The remotely-operated vehicle, Deep Discoverer, explores the deep sea live, while anyone with an internet connection can tune in. The sense of excitement and discovery is palpable. As we watch NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer live feed, we sometimes discuss: what would be the top things you would want to see. This fish made the top of our … More A bucket-list fish…
Some deep-sea fish are full of a gelatinous goo—a watery tissue layer. These tissues show up in several different types of fishes, but why are they there? Our new open-access paper in Royal Society Open Science tackles this question. We describe which fishes have gelatinous tissue, show the chemistry of what gelatinous tissues are made … More Gelatinous Tissues and Robot Snailfish
We measured metabolic enzyme activities of abyssal and hadal fishes under high pressure and found some interesting adaptations. Check out our new paper in Deep-Sea Research for the full story!
We used stomach contents and stable isotope analyses to show that hadal snailfish eat amphipods, decapods, and polychaetes. Check out our paper in Deep-Sea Research for the full story! … More Hadal Snailfish are Predators
Thank you to all who came out to my defense! I am so grateful for your support. … More Dissertation Defended
A wonderful weekend at the University of Hawaii – Expanding Your Horizons Event! Exciting to encourage girls to stay interested in STEM fields with our Journey to the Deep workshop. … More Expanding Your Horizons