Deep-Sea Dialogues

This series examines topics in ocean science with video reports from NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research expeditions and interviews with scientists.


Hydrothermal Vents

February 22, 2021

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Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. Download (mp4, 335 MB).

Hydrothermal vents are dynamic, diverse ecosystems that exist in the absence of sunlight. This video features scientific experts who explain the geological processes that form these other-worldly ecosystems and the biological communities that call them home.

 


Underwater Robots

October 8, 2020

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Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. Download (mp4, 355 MB).

Underwater robots play a big part in deep sea exploration. This video features interviews with experts in underwater robot engineering and operations, providing a window into who builds and operates them, the engineering design process, and what the future of ocean exploration may look like.

 


Predators

May 29, 2020

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Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. Download (mp4, 559 MB).

Deep-ocean predators come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have limited amounts of available food. Learn more about techniques predators use to catch their prey in this video, which also features a discussion with Dr. Scott France, a marine biologist from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.