Rhian Waller

Clear Cutting the Seafloor: Deep-Sea Trawling

As debate rages in the European Union on how to regulate, and eventually phase out and ban deep-sea trawling, I am reminded of my many deep-sea cruises. Looking for cold-water corals in the depths of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Antarctic, ...

Clear Cutting the Seafloor: Deep-Sea Trawling

As debate rages in the European Union on how to regulate, and eventually phase out and ban deep-sea trawling, I am reminded of my many deep-sea cruises. Looking for cold-water corals in the depths of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Antarctic, ...

Alaska Coral 2013: Back to the Lab!

NG Grantee Rhian Waller has been studying the deep-sea corals found in the shallows of fjords in Alaska, and investigating what they can tell us about the rest of the ocean as well.   The expedition is over. It’s ...

Alaska Coral Expedition: Heading into Stephens Passage

Follow along as NG Grantee Rhian Waller explores the surprisingly diverse corals that dwell deep in the fjords of Alaska, and discover what they can tell us about the rest of the ocean as well.   Tomorrow we sail out ...

Cannibal Lobsters!

  The humble Maine Lobster has been exposed as a cannibal. University of Maine graduate student Noah Oppenheim and advisor Dr. Rick Wahle presented work at “The American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem” symposium in Portland, Maine this last week, ...

Willow the White Whale

Above video from Barcroft TV. Like a scene from Moby Dick, a rare white whale was spotted off the coast of Spitsbergen in Norway by maritime engineer Dan Fisher of the UK. Swimming alongside a pod of other, regular grey ...

Iron Fertilization: Savior to Climate Change or Ocean Dumping?

Unbeknownst to most scientists until a few days ago, two hundred thousand pounds of iron sulphate were dumped into North Pacific Ocean in July, with the aim to trigger a large plankton bloom. This experiment was conducted by the Haida ...

Ada Lovelace Day Celebrates Women in Science

    Today, the 16th of October, is Ada Lovelace Day. You’d be forgiven for not having heard of Ada Lovelace, or of this celebration each October. It’s one of the more unusual dates, but if you’re ...

What Happens At the Poles: Lowest Arctic Sea Ice on Record

  This year has seen the Arctic sea ice sheet melt further, and faster, than has ever been seen before in human history – a whopping 760,000 square kilometers less than ever recorded (which is 3.29 million square kilometers below the average minimum). ...

Patagonian Fjords Expedition: Headed Home Happy

Follow along as NG Grantee Rhian Waller explores the surprisingly diverse corals that dwell deep in the fjords of the southern tip of South America, and discover what they can tell us about the rest of the ocean as well. &...

Patagonian Fjords: Finding Corals and Surprises

Follow along as NG Grantee Rhian Waller explores the surprisingly diverse corals that dwell deep in the fjords of the southern tip of South America, and discover what they can tell us about the rest of the ocean as well ...

Patagonian Fjords Expedition: Cold Water Corals

Follow along as NG Grantee Rhian Waller explores the surprisingly diverse corals that dwell deep in the fjords of the southern tip of South America, and discover what they can tell us about the rest of the ocean as well. &...