Life in the Deep Sea Canyons Webinar Series Concludes

Jan 28, 2021

Throughout the fall 2020, MARCO partnered with top scientists to explore the deep sea canyons through a webinar series, “Life in the Deep Sea.”  Studying these fragile habitats and the hidden and unusual species that live in them is important to understanding how our decisions and daily behavior can impact little known areas of the ocean far away and unseen.  Our third and final webinar of the series, “Life in the Deep Sea: Canyons as Important Whale Habitat”  was held on November 5th and has been posted to MARCO’s website to view.

Our first webinar, “Life in the Deep Sea: Canyon Predators,” and our second webinar, “Life in the Deep Sea: Canyons, Shipwrecks and Seeps,” have both been recorded and are available to view on MARCO’s website.

We thank all of our presenters for taking time to share their expertise and experiences in the deep sea.  We look forward to reviewing stakeholder feedback obtained through the webinar poll and planning new deep sea experiences.

Life in the Deep Sea: Canyon Predators:

DrPeter Auster, Research Professor Emeritus of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut and Senior Research Scientist, Mystic Aquarium

Merry Camhi, Director, New York Seascape, Wildlife Conservation Society, New York Aquarium

Life in the Deep Sea: Canyons, Shipwrecks and Seeps:

Dr. Steve Ross, Research Professor, Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina – Wilmington

Life in the Deep Sea: Canyons as Important Whale Habitat:

Dr. Andrew Read, Stephen Toth Professor of Marine Biology and the Director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory

Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Director of Ocean Giants Program, Senior Conservation Scientist, Global Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society.


Cuvier’s beaked whale surfacing after a long dive


MARCO appreciates the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for this webinar series.





Credit: Steve Ross, University of North Carolina Wilmington

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