Exploring the Deep

December 15th, 2013

uploaded by DW english, June 2008:

  • Part 1: Life under the Sea, 5.34 min; Heiko Sahling is a biologist and deep sea geoscientist at the MARUM Research Center. The area he studies is in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Pakistan. There, at depths down to 3,000 meters, something fascinating is happening …;
  • Part 2: The Secret of Underwater Asphalt, 5.16 min: Florence Schubotz is a geochemist at MARUM. She studies a very special habitat in the Gulf of Mexico. There at depths of 3,000 meters large areas of the sea floor are covered with swathes of asphalt …;
  • Part 3: Traces of Climate Change, 5.21 min: MARUM scientists Ursula Röhl and Alex Wülbers are investigating what the ocean floor has to tell us about the climate in the past. The geologists are part of the international IODP (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program) project …;
  • Part 4: Corals in the Cold, 5.28 min: Marine geologist Claudia Wienberg studies animals whose existence was unknown until a few years ago – cold water corals that live in the cooler regions of the Atlantic or the Mediterranean …;
  • Part 5: Tomorrow today, 4.47 min: Deep sea exploration is viewed by marine scientists as one of the greatest scientific challenges of the future. This gigantic research area is a little known world …;

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