Deep Ocean Mysteries and Wonders (Video) posted by GrrlScientist on Apr 5, 2012  SUMMARY: Marine biologist David Gallo shows tantalising glimpses of the water world that he knows and loves, from volcanoes to the remains of the Titanic

This video takes us on a voyage into the ocean – from the deepest trenches to the remains of the Titanic – marine biologist David Gallo explores the wonder and beauty of marine life…’

Seventy percent of Earth’s surface is covered by oceans, whose average depth is two miles. Yet, even though the ocean shares the planet with us — I have long thought “Planet Earth” is more appropriately known as “Planet Water” — we have explored less than five percent of it. Five percent!

But in that minuscule five percent, we’ve already discovered so many surprises, such as underwater waterfalls and lagoons, fiery underwater volcanoes that send out rivers of molten rock, giant mountain ranges that circle the globe and yawning chasms that dwarf the Grand Canyon, and living in this underwater world is a diversity of life that puts to shame even the tropical rainforests.

David Gallo is the Director of Special Projects at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Dr Gallo was one of the first oceanographers to use a combination of manned submersibles and robots to map the ocean world with unprecedented clarity and detail…

David Gallo: The deep oceans: a ribbon of life

David Gallo: Underwater astonishments

David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square’s worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean.



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