It is a great pleasure to finally introduce DeepIso (A global open database of stable isotope ratios and elemental contents for deep-sea ecosystems) to the public! 18677 fully documented measurements conveniently located a couple of clicks away, at https://doi.org/10.17882/76595
This collaborative database currently has data for 493 distinct taxa from multiple habitats (hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, cold water coral reefs, other benthic or pelagic environments). Almost global latitude (-62 to 67°) and longitude (-177 to 152°) coverage, and samples taken between 1989 and 2018 at depths up to 5209 m.
We just received the amazing news that our project ARDECO (Assessing Resilience of DEep COrals) was selected for funding by the French National Research Agency (ANR). For this 4-year (2021-2025) project, alongside colleagues from Sorbonne Université (FR), Océanopolis (FR), University of Aveiro (PO), and Memorial University of Newfoundland (CA), we’ll be combining in situ sampling and observations with ex situ experiments in pressurized aquaria to understand how global change might impact multiple aspects of deep-sea coral biology.