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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

MiCO is shortlisted for prestigious innovation award

MiCO is shortlisted for prestigious innovation award

The Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO) system – conceived by scientists at Duke University (USA) and at the University of Queensland (Australia), and developed collaboratively with GOBI’s support under its current grant from Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) – has been shortlisted for The 2020 Ocean Awards, under the Innovation category. The awards areContinue Reading MiCO is shortlisted for prestigious innovation award

GOBI at CMS COP13

GOBI at CMS COP13

GOBI had an opportunity to showcase some of its outputs during the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) in Gandhinagar, India, 15-22 February 2020.  Infused throughout the COP13 agenda was the concept of ecological connectivity, essential for migratory species whose life journeys spanContinue Reading GOBI at CMS COP13

The IMMA process forges on!

The IMMA process forges on!

Another expert regional workshop to identify Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) has just been completed in Perth, Australia.  The week-long workshop (10-14 February 2020) hosted 31 marine mammal scientists and observers from six countries, who together mapped the important habitats for marine mammals in the waters of Australia, New Zealand and the South East Indian Ocean.Continue Reading The IMMA process forges on!

Marine mammals in the spotlight

Marine mammals in the spotlight

The second World Marine Mammal Conference has concluded in Barcelona (December, 2019), with an extraordinary display of enthusiasm and results from scientists from around the world.  With 2,611 participants, it was the largest ever gathering of marine mammal scientists and conservationists. Amongst the varied presentations were those from our GOBI partners and associates:  the Tethys Research Institute,Continue Reading Marine mammals in the spotlight