It’s the stuff of old mariners’ nightmares: Earlier this year, fishermen off Antarctica caught a “colossal squid”- weighing a thousand pounds and measuring forty feet. And it was just one of a growing number of intriguing oceanic discoveries. We explore new scientific insights, and how changes in the open ocean may be changing ecology closer to shore.


  • David Pawson Marine Biologist; Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Charles H. Peterson Professor of Marine Sciences Biology and Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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