The deep ocean in our everyday lives
Transport of goods
- Explore this infographic and article summarising one year of global traffic by cargo ships and explore this live map of marine traffic
- Look back in time at an animated century of ocean shipping from 1750 to 1850
- See the evolution of container ships since the 1950s
- This map shows the full extent of the undersea cable network. [Zoom in, out and around the map or click on the navigation links on the right under ‘submarine cables’ to explore it].
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- Read this study describing the aftermath of the Deep Water Horizon event and its impact on deep sea sediments
- Read this article about oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Ocean
- Read this article about the over-exploitation of one species of deep-sea fish
- Read an article about “sea slaves” in fishing that supplies pet food and livestock feed
“Spin-offs” from exploring the oceans and marine life
- Read a news report about a new antibiotic that attacks MRSA, found in an ocean microbe.
- Find out how a protein discovered in deep-sea fish is used to produce healthier ice cream.
- Find out how the glass skeleton of a deep-sea sponge could lead to better fibre-optic cables for telecommunications in the future.
- Find out how the claw of the mantis shrimp may lead to stronger yet lighter composite materials for aircraft.
- Read about the remarkable shell of the “scaly-foot snail” from deep-sea vents, which may inspire tough new materials for applications from body armor to scratch-free paint.
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