Richard Branson getting into microbial diversity (a little bit)

Just a quick one here. For those interested in the deep-sea and microbial diversity you might want to check out this article: Richard Branson launches Virgin Oceanic: deep-sea exploring submarines - Boing Boing. It discusses how Branson will be working with Katrina Edwards, Doug Bartlett and others to study microbial diversity in the deep sea as a component of his project to make dives in his personal submarine.