In times of uncertainty, the deep sea provides potential solutions. The test being used to diagnose the novel coronavirus—and other pandemics like AIDS and SARS—was developed with the help of an enzyme isolated from a microbe found in marine hydrothermal vents as well as freshwater hot springs.

This is our last day and we are in Punta Carena, one of the most beautiful underwater landscape off the coast of Capri. Today we have deployed the last hydrophone that, together with the other 2 we deployed the past few days, will be recovered...

We have dived back in the sea today for our "The Sound of Silence" project. Together with the Carabinieri Nucleo Subacqueo, in Naples, we have deployed the hydrophone that Triton gave us, near the Santa Croce Bank. Tomorrow we will go to Capri. This project is managed by the Parc National des Calanques and it aims at collecting audio data from two of the most beautiful cities in the Med: Marseilles and Naples.