Better protecting the deep sea and its species! – Senckenberg Policy Brief

The eyes of the world are on Montreal, where participants at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15 for short – 07.-19.12.2022) reached a new agreement overnight to stop global biodiversity loss. According to the World Biodiversity Council IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services),… more

Thank you very much and Good bye

On 29th August we finished the easternmost transect (stations 12-14) and reached our additional station 15 after about 5 hours of travel time. The last faunal greeting we send is a picture of a beautiful octopus, probably the species Grimpoteuthis imperator Ziegler & Sagorny, 2021. It had… more

A time to thank

This is my second and last Blog for the AleutBio Expedition. We started this great hadal adventure 44 days ago. I want to thank the people on board, who all generously shared their knowledge with me, the methods and preliminary results of their scientific research projects.… more