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They sound harmless, but they could pose a problem to shipping: sand dunes. Sand grains are put into motion by currents, resulting in wave-like features.
Researchers at the MARUM Cluster of Excellence in Bremen will soon be heading under water. There, they will study the inner workings of life in the depths of the ocean. But first, Verner Ernstsen will show us around the "base station".
With a length of 60,000 kilometres, the mid-ocean ridges span the entire Earth. Hidden in the underwater mountain ranges are some of the most spectacular phenomena of the deep sea: black smokers.
Off the coast of Pakistan, at a depth of 1,800 metres, the diving robot MARUM-QUEST discovered cracks in the seafloor, from which methane gas bubbles escape, and scores of mussel colonies nearby.
In 2003, the camera eye of the QUEST diving robot made a sensational discovery in the Gulf of Mexico: the robot captured images of giant asphalt deposits on the seafloor.
Using dust as a climate archive: "dust researcher" Jan-Berend Stuut collects his samples not only in the desert, but on the seafloor as well, dust with which he would like to reconstruct the climate of the past.
It’s night shift onboard the research vessel L’Atalante, and Dennis Kühnel collects water samples. He is working on finding out how much and how fast nutrient-rich, deep seawater flows up to the surface.
The Elly Maersk arrives in Bremerhaven. At 400 metres, this is one of the largest container ships in the world. The container shipping industry is booming, but ships of this size are only able to dock at just a few harbours.
GLOMAR doctoral researcher Markus Eisele is focused on a single question: in what bodies of water do cold-water corals thrive?