This web project (Worlds of the Deep) is work-in-progress. Content may be incomplete, missing, or subject to change. I'd love your feedback and suggestions, so please do get in touch if there's anything you'd like to see!
- Leo Richards
SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE
Worlds of the Deep is a collaborative project between Natural World Facts and Schmidt Ocean Institute. SOI is a non-profit oceanographic research foundation that has been pioneering deep-sea exploration since 2009. Their ROV SuBastian, depth-rated to 4,500 metres and equipped with a 4K camera, has opened a window to the deep.
Welcome to the Deep...
In the depths of the ocean, life has found creative ways to thrive in a realm of extreme darkness and pressure, starved of food, where the challenges of this remote region call for adaptations of the weird and wonderful.
Across a collection of distinct yet interconnected worlds, the creatures of the deep take part in a drama of beauty, survival, sex, and death, set to the backdrop of a mysterious wonderland that remains largely unexplored.
ENTER A WORLD: (worlds 2 - 5 coming soon)
Delve into the deep sea's dazzling wonderlands, from deep midwaters to abyssal plains and hydrothermal vents. Featuring 4K footage from ROV SuBastian. Worlds of the Deep is a collaborative documentary series with Schmidt Ocean Institute, written narrated and edited by Leo Richards of Natural World Facts.