Deep Sea

Exploring in Depth the Deep, Dark Sea

Far below the open ocean is one of the least explored habitats on the planet: the deep sea. In fact, The Bahamas has some of the deepest and steepest underwater canyons in the world, rapidly plunging from shallow, coastal waters to depths of over 4,500 m. At the Cape Eleuthera Institute, we have immediate access to the deep-sea as we are situated next to the continental shelf of the Exuma Sound. Beyond the reach of light, there is a world that has rarely, if ever, been seen by human eyes, and one which we hope to explore.

The Island School Stories

There is a whole world of amazing undiscovered biodiversity in the deep ocean of the Bahamas. We sit on the edge of one of the most impressive underwater canyon systems on the planet, with sheer walls plunging two miles deep.

Dr. Nick Higgs

Director of Research and Innovation