Deep Sea Creatures, Oil Drilling and ‘Ocean Change’

Written by on May 1, 2013 in Marine Life

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7 Extraordinary Animals That Live Thousands of Feet Under the Sea

Check out this awesome post from Take Part about the unique and alien-looking creatures in the deep, deep sea.

Atlantic Wolffish - found as deep as 2,000 feet along both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Atlantic Wolffish – found as deep as 2,000 feet along both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean. Photo credit: Citron / CC-BY-SA-3.0.

Oil drilling plan comes with warning

New Zealand is planning on opening much of its coast to oil and gas explorers in the very near future. While this could be good news for the economy, experts are warning about the dangers of offshore drilling, particularly in deep water. Although, Prime Minister John Key says new regulations coming in June will be “world class.”

Offshore oil rig in Santa Catalina Channel.

Offshore oil rig in Santa Catalina Channel. Photo credit: arbyreed via photopin cc.

‘We’re are all agents of ocean change’

At the Sustainable Ocean Summit last week, co-chairs of the Global Ocean Commission discussed how businesses interested in sustainable ocean management can be “powerful agents of change.” All kinds of businesses were at the summit, including those from oil and gas, shipping, fisheries, renewable energy, and maritime law industries. The goal of the summit was for the Global Ocean Commission to find out what businesses though about “advancing the sustainable ocean agenda.”

Copyright © 2013 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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