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Deep-sea snail on coral reefCliffs, clams and coral reefs: Looking below the sea's surface

The ocean covers more than two thirds of the world, but we have a detailed map of less than 20% of its floor. But slowly, marine geoscientists are filling in the gaps.

24 May 2019

Change of tune for Hawaiian crickets? Hawaiian cricket

Crickets that lost their song in an evolutionary bid to escape predators could hold the key to understanding how bursts of new species can form so quickly.

10 May 2019

From childhood ambition to ocean explorer: Looking back on a life at sea Katrin Linse

Over the years, I've explored unvisited areas of ocean floor. I've discovered new ecosystems and described weird and wonderful species and even had the honour of having some named after me.

26 Apr 2019

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