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

Our expedition has been included in the UN Decade of Ocean Exploration!

Under the motto “Creating the Ocean We Want,” the UN Decade of Ocean Exploration for Sustainable Development (#Link) has been under way around the world since June of last year and will continue until 2030. Our “AleutBio Expedition SO293” has now been officially declared a… 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