Urania Basin (DHAB)

The woman who gave me this small sample, Cathy Offinger, passed it to me with a dramatic story of what it was like to be a woman on a ship that was partly in lock-down because they were responders to a call for help from a sinking fishing boat.  Ninety-three Egyptian refugees boarded R/V Atlantis.  The story, plus slide shows on “Dive and Discover”.

The acronym DHAB, deep hypersaline anoxic basin, will lead you to the science of that little-known ecosystem.

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