Press release for students - Wonders of the deep sea

EGU Planet Press

From EGU  --  US scientist Andrew Thurber got an international team of researchers together to tell everyone about the deep sea, and why we should protect it.

Click here for a PDF of the full kid-friendly article with an image that can be printed as a student handout or viewed online.  This article was published July 29, 2014.  This is a kids version of the EGU article: "Press Release: From Finding Nemo to minerals – what riches lie in the deep sea?"


Planet Press is an initiative from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) aimed at getting kids (mainly 7-11 year olds), parents, and educators interested in and engaged with up to date scientific research and news. Each Planet Press is reviewed by a scientist and educator to ensure the content is scientifically accurate and that the language used is appropriate for the 7-11 age range.  If you are an educator, these press releases can be used in the classroom to aid teaching about current subjects such as climate change or earthquakes and tsunamis, to make lessons more interesting and relevant by taking into account modern science and developments.  To see previous Planet Press articles, visit: