Submarine research in the world’s largest underwater canyons

Greenpeace is researching the world’s largest underwater canyons at the bottom of the Bering Sea using a Waitt Institute submarine. The Pribiloff and Zhemchug canyons are known as the “Grand Canyons of the Sea,” yet little is known about the diversity and distribution of life on the sea floor. Today, overfishing and destructive fishing methods like trawling are damaging these canyons and threatening the food supply for marine mammals, birds and Native communities who depend on the marine ecosystem.

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4 Responses to “Submarine research in the world’s largest underwater canyons”

  1. Roger White August 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    is it still true that we know more about the moon then we do our own oceans…or was that all rubbish anyway? Either way the footage was very impressive.

  2. Stephen Frost August 16, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    No, it is true Roger. It is strange because we know that there is going to be some crazy lifeforms down there that can really give us an insight into where we came from!

  3. Joey Williams August 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Isn’t it mad that we can get a machine on Mars and still know less about our seas?

  4. Peter August 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    The camouflaged fish at 02:18 is incredible!

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