The Pressures of the Deep Sea

10 June 2011
Presented by Sarah Castor-Perry


Hauling a DOV back on deck, with buoyancy control in the yellow housing, and sampling equipment underneath.


Anything in the deep sea, whether that's the microbes that live down there, or the research vehicles sent down to take samples of them face the same challenges from being way down deep. So why study the deep ocean depths? And how do we do it? For this naked scientists special, Sarah Castor-Perry went to Scripps Institution of Oceanography to find out, from Professor of Marine Microbial Genetics, Professor Douglas Bartlett, and engineer extraordinaire Kevin Hardy.


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