Nature Science

Deep sea ecosystems

Watched Deep Sea Hub | Natural World Facts from Natural World Facts

The hub for facts, news and discussion about the deep sea. Scroll through the successive zones of the sea to discover its inhabitants.

Whale pump — nutrient transfer between water elevations

Autogenic ecosystem engineers — creatures that modify the ecosystem with themselves / their own bodies — e.g. corals leave their exoskeletons when they die, offering more substrate for future corals to grow on, creating environments for fish and other creatures while alive too

We’ve been watching a bunch from this series the past couple weeks — the narrator has a soothing voice that’s good for winding down. I studied terrestrial ecology so it’s interesting to see the same concepts applied to ocean ecosystems. And the creatures and colors of the sea are so interesting!

By Tracy Durnell

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