The deep-waters of the United Kingdom are not featureless expanses
of mud. They support an amazing diversity of life, from dense sponge
belts, cold-water coral reefs to fields of weird single-celled organisms
called xenophyophores. The Deep-sea Conservation for the UK (DC-UK)
project has been developed to tackle three central elements; biodiversity,
management policy and public awareness of the UK's deep-sea environment.