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Handelsblatt 25th January 2019

Forscher wollen die Tiefen des Indischen Ozeans erkunden

New York Post 25th January 2019

Scientists to investigate climate change effects in Indian Ocean

Euronews 24th January 2019

The deep ocean is the final frontier

CTV 24th January 2019

Unchartered waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean Depths

Washington Post 24th January 2019

Unchartered waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean Depths

Seattle Times 24th January 2019

Unchartered Waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean Depths

NBC 24th January 2019

Indian Ocean depths to be explored for the first time

Economic Times 24th January 2019

Scientists, submarines set sail to explore Indian Ocean

TIME 24th January 2019

Scientists prepare to explore unchartered waters of Indian Ocean

Daily Mail 24th January 2019

Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

Sky News 24th January 2019

Sky to broadcast first live TV News coverage of underwater world

Sky News 24th January 2019

Why do we need to explore the deep ocean

Seychelles News Agency, 26 October 2018

500 metres deep: UK scientists to explore Seychelles' oceanic depths

Teledyne Blog, 22 June 2018

Teledyne Marine and Nekton Agree Strategic Partnership

World Economic Forum, 8 June 2018

We need greater protection for our oceans. We can’t let politics stand in the way

News Deeply, 1 June 2018

Exploring a New ‘Zone’ of Deep-Sea Coral Life Hidden in Plain Sight

The Maritime Executive

Researchers Seek Industry's Data to Study the Oceans

Maritime Journal, 25 May 2018

Diving the depths of maritime data

Marine Technology News, 24 May 2018

Nekton Aids Exploring Ocean's Potential

Ocean News and Technology, 24 May 2018

Deeper Understanding: Exploring Ocean Potential with Nekton

Ouest-France, 15 May 2018

Plus de 100 nouvelles espèces marines découvertes

Samachar, 14 May 2018

Nekton's Launch of First Open-sourced Global Ocean Data Portal

Great Lakes Ledger, 14 May 2018

Deep-Sea Survey Makes an Astonishing Discovery: A Zone in Bermuda Contains 100 New Marine Species

PR Newswire, 14 May 2018

Nekton's Discovery of 100+ New Species Around Bermuda Confirms a New Zone in the Ocean

YAHOO Finance, 14 May 2018

Nekton's Discovery of 100+ New Species Around Bermuda Confirms a New Zone in the Ocean

ACROFAN, 14 May 2018

Nekton's Launch of First Open-sourced Global Ocean Data Portal

Futura Planete, 11 May 2018

Dans la « zone rariphotique », de nouvelles espèces marines découvertes

PanARMENIAN, 11 May 2018

New ocean layer discovered around Bermuda

Bernews, 11 May 2018

Minister On Deep Ocean Survey & Summit

Tomo News, 11 May 2018

Dozens of new marine life found in Bermuda's subsea 'twilight zone'

Geographical, 11 May 2018

New ocean layer discovered

Kicker Daily News, 10 May 2018

Scientists discover more than 100 new species in completely new ocean zone in Bermuda

The Telegraph, 10 May 2018

New species of coral found near Bermuda

The TeCake, 10 May 2018

Oxford scientist stunned to discover 100 “never-seen before” marine species near Bermuda Coast

Green Growing, 9 May 2018

Researchers Identify Over 100 New Species in a Deep-Sea Zone near Bermuda

Info Glitz, 9 May 2018

Ocean Zone discovered in Bermuda is home to 100 new marine species

NewsNation, 9 May 2018

Oxford scientists discover 'Rare Light Zone' near Bermuda with 100 New Marine Species

ValueWalk, 9 May 2018

‘Rare Light Zone’ Near Bermuda Houses 100 New Marine Species

Associated Press, 9 May 2018

Ocean explorers discover over a 100 new species

I4U News, 9 May 2018

New Ocean Zone Discovered In Bermuda With 100 New Marine Species

India Today, 9 May 2018

Oxford scientists discover a staggering 100 never-before-seen species off the Bermuda coast

International Business Times, 9 May 2018

Ocean Zone Discovered In Bermuda Is Home To 100 New Marine Species

Sunrise News, 9 May 2018

100 New Marine Species Discovered Off The Bermuda Coast

LatestLY, 9 May 2018

Ocean Zone Discovered in Bermuda: Territory is Home to over 100 New Species of Marine Life

MicroCap Observer, 9 May 2018

Nekton Exploration Found A New Ocean Zone In Bermuda Platform

9News, 8 May 2018

Rariphotic Zone: Scientists discover more than 100 new species underwater

Republic World, 8 May 2018

Ocean Zone Sheltering Over 100 New Species Found!

Daily Mail, 8 May 2018

Mysterious new ocean 'twilight zone' found 1,000ft below the ocean surface is home to 100 previously unknown species of marine life

Geek.com, 8 May 2018

100-Plus New Marine Species Discovered Around Bermuda

Tech Times, 8 May 2018

Deep Ocean Mission Discovers More Than 100 New Marine Species Off Bermuda

New York Post, 8 May 2018

100 new species discovered in Bermuda ‘Twilight Zone’

Imarest, 7 May 2018

Discovery of 100+ new species around Bermuda confirms a new zone in the ocean

Inquistr, 7 May 2018

Oxford University Confirms Their Exciting Discovery Of A Completely New Ocean Zone In Bermuda

The Telegraph, 7 May 2018

100 species discovered as scientists find new ocean zone

The Royal Gazette, 7 May 2018
New marine species discovered off Bermuda

Oceanographic, 12 April 2018

Journeying to the deep

Geographical Magazine, 27 February 2018

Into the blue

European Coral Reef Symposium 2017, 31 December 2017

Inside perspectives on volunteer and citizen science

National Geographic, 24 December 2017

The UN Starts a Conservation Treaty for the High Seas

Natural History Museum, 7 December 2017

Just how bad is the world's plastic problem?

EURACTIV, 6 October 2017 Our Ocean: l’UE renforce ses engagements en faveur des océans

Glint, 02 October 2017 Founding Nekton: the story behind the next great oceanic adventure

Ocean News & Technology, 16 August 2017 The race for the deep

Hindustan Times, 19 July 2017 Run-off from fertilisers has made Bay of Bengal reach 'tipping point', say experts

HuffPost, 17 July 2017 Exploration in a disruptive, changing world

News Deeply, 13 July 2017 Report: High Seas in high danger as ecological tipping point nears

BBC News, 12 July 2017 'Make new rules' to save the oceans

AWE International, 11 July 2017
Science review shows increase in ocean knowledge

Resurgence and Ecologist, Issue 302, May-June 2017 Turning the tide: A celebration of the ocean

Invisible Dust, 31 May 2017 Sounding the sea: an interview with Marlene Neudecker

Yahoo! Finance (US, CAN, UK) 27 April 2017 Help marine biologists eliminate an invasive species with an underwater robot.

www.scubadiving.com, 23 April 2017 Nekton Partners With Global Underwater Explorers For Deep Sea Survey

American Geographical Society Spotlight, 7 April 2017 Earth’s last frontier... is hidden beneath the sunlit surface of the ocean.

PBS NewsHour, 6 February 2017 Diving into the deep ocean to find hope for threatened coral reefs

The Irish Times, 26 January 2017 Journey to the ocean depths with new VR film

Geographical, official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, 24 January 2017 An interactive journey to the bottom of the sea

International Business Times, 23 January 2017 Visit the deepest part of the ocean with Don Walsh through VR

DIVE Magazine 23 January 2017 Dive to the bottom of the ocean

The Telegraph, 22 January 2017 The true story behind the deepest dive in history

The Australian, 21 January 2017 Into the abyss: Bermuda dive with Nekton submarines

Scientific American, 16 January 2017 Coral Bleaching is Killing Reefs. Is the Answer a Great Migration?

PBS NewsHour, 12 January 2017 Coral bleaching is killing reefs. Is the answer a great migration?

Bermuda Gazette, 3 November 2016 Exploring mysteries of the deep

Superyacht News, 2 November 2016 Exploring the abyss with Triton

The Telegraph, 8 October 2016 The divers plunging 1,000ft underwater to uncover the secrets of the deep sea

Vocativ, 31 August 2016 This Underwater Robot Shocks Fish To Death

PBS NewsHour, 24 August 2016 How do you stop invasive lionfish? Maybe with a robotic zapper

The National, 19 August 2016 Nekton: an international scientific mission plumbing the depths

The Guardian, 17 August 2016 The deep ocean: plunging to new depths to discover the largest migration on Earth

New Scientist, 17 August 2016 Plunging deep beneath the sea in a tiny sub to map the ocean

Sirius XM, 16 August 2016 Living beneath the waves for a record-setting broadcast

BBC R4, 13 August 2016 From Our Own Correspondent

Huffingdon Post, 8 August 2016 This Nekton Mission Is Giving The Ocean A Health Check-Up

Forbes, 7 August 2016 Nekton Mission Director Oliver Steeds Gave Up His Career As A Journalist To Help Save The Oceans

Forbes, 6 August 2016 Nekton Chief Scientist Alex Rogers Speculates On New Bio Finds 1,000 Feet Deep

The Irish Times, 4 August 2016 A virtual descent to the Twilight Zone of the deep ocean

The Royal Gazette, 3 August 2016 Deep sea ‘garden’ explored

Euronews.com, 27 July 2016 Ocean Health Check-Up: The Nekton Mission Assesses the Damage Done

Sky News, 25 July 2016 Scientists' Health Check Of The World's Ocean

The Scotsman, 19 July 2016 Bermuda study will help us understand more about oceans

Globalnews.ca, 5 July 2016 Canada joins Nekton deep ocean research mission in the North Atlantic


Mission I Latest Results: Rariphotic Zone

Discoveries of over an estimated 100 species from Mission I - the XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey - confirms the discovery of the Rariphotic Zone – the Rare Light Zone – in depths from 130metres to 300metres. The Zone was first identified by Dr. Carole Baldwin from the Smithsonian Institute in March 2018 and published in Nature Scientific Journals. Nekton’s results confirm that a similar zonation of life exists in the water column, and provides additional evidence of this zonation within the biota of the seabed including corals, sponges and algae.

Read Press Release, 7th May 2018.

Images, video and interviews are available in the Nekton Newsroom to support coverage. The video footage is located the folder: Mission 1 Results.