Ever wonder what lives in the deepest depths of the ocean? Or what a fish sounds like to other fish? Advancements in marine exploration technology are allowing researchers to study the sea in ways that were never before possible.
What they are finding is changing how we all view the largest biome on the planet. We are learning how important the ocean is to all life on Earth. Every other breath you take, for instance, comes from the ocean, produced by organisms like phytoplankton and seaweed. At the same time, we are learning just how fragile this world beneath the waves is.
Peering into the Deep, a five-part Monitor series, explores our ever evolving understanding of the ocean. Check back for additional installments throughout the month of August.