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Interesting articles:

Giant deep sea protozoan:

  1. -gromiids

  2. -xenophyophores


“Beyond what we sea”

If you look into planet earth as a globe, you will see that 70% of it is made of water, now imagine removing all the water, and what do you think you will see. What does the seafloor look like? We take you along a flight over the seafloor showing all the diversity and variation: 

Is seawater just water? No. Seawater is composed of water but full of organisms, so by looking with the aid of a binocular microscope we can see that seawater is full or organisms.

As are the sediments just sand? No, most marine sediments are also composed of sediments, but are full of organisms. Have a look at the current status of the census of marine life

Unfortunately, the deep-sea, although thought to be “clean”, is in fact, full of litter of all sizes, from large petrol cans to microscopic plastic compounds, that all make the sea not as clean as we wished for. During a large European project called HERMIONE, a book was made entitle “Message in a bottle” that tells the story of how deep-sea creatures asked for help to clean the oceans.

If you want to help us preserve the deep-sea, please be aware of how much rubbish we produce. If you want to be creative, whilst recycling, we have a suggestion for you:

a cardboard shoe box
2 old buttons
an A4 sheet of blue paper

Draw 2 fishes on the lid of the shoe box and cutt them out with a pair of scissors. Colour the fish on both sides how you want
Glue the blue sheet of paper on the bottom of the shoe box and draw some algae
with the scissors, cut two slits on the top of the shoe box
make a whole on top of either fish, attach a piece of string to either fish and pass each string through each slit cut on top of the shoe box
Attach each string into each of the button

And now you have an aquarium with fish that move: