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Everything you wanted to know about hydrothermal vents but were too afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about hydrothermal vents but were too afraid to ask

The sixth and last of the GOBI webinar series was delivered on Thursday 28 January 2021 by five leading experts in the field of hydrothermal vent ecology and spatial analysis. To find out more about the ‘life’ history of hydrothermal vents, the specialist and unique animal communities that live around them, the way these animalsContinue Reading Everything you wanted to know about hydrothermal vents but were too afraid to ask

Mapping bioregions in the Indian and SW Pacific Oceans

Mapping bioregions in the Indian and SW Pacific Oceans

The latest in the series of GOBI webinars – Bioregionalisation of the Indian and southwestern Pacific Ocean – has been delivered by Piers Dunstan, the project’s lead investigator at CSIRO. The presentation describes how the acquisition of data and development of bespoke mathematical models has resulted in the identification of naturally justifiable and distinct provincesContinue Reading Mapping bioregions in the Indian and SW Pacific Oceans

Watch again: GOBI webinar on migratory connectivity

Watch again: GOBI webinar on migratory connectivity

The second in the GOBI webinar series – Here there and everywhere: migratory connectivity in the ocean – is now available to watch again. Presentations slides are also available for download here. Tune in again on Thursday 26 November 2020 for the next GOBI webinar on seabird tracking data’s contribution to marine conservation.

Inactive hydrothermal vents in the spotlight

Inactive hydrothermal vents in the spotlight

Hydrothermal vents that have ceased venting superheated fluid temporarily (inactive) or permanently (extinct) can harbour large deposits of polymetallic sulphides in their chimney structures, which are of growing interest to deep-sea miners.  Little is known about the animals that inhabit such structures, as the life-giving chemical soup no longer emanates from within. GOBI scientists are investigating whetherContinue Reading Inactive hydrothermal vents in the spotlight