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Unusual mussels may use whale bones en route to hot sea-floor vents

...olutionary stepping stones for animals to colonize hydrothermal vents. Since the discovery of hydrothermal ventswhere hot, sulfide-rich seawater emanates from the deep-sea floorscientists have known that the...

Tube worms in deep sea discovered to have record long life spans

...ared to their cousinsliving at the hot and dynamic hydrothermal vents, according to a paperpublished in the 3 Febr...and Charles Fisher, professor of biology. "The hot hydrothermal vents are a much more vigorous, variable, andephemeral environment than the cold hydrocarbon seeps,"...

Most highly endowed promotion prize for fourteen scientists and scholars

...vessels and diving boats. His special field is the hydrothermal systems known as "Black Smokers", which are found in and around oceanic rift basins; his work on these systems has made a vital contribution to our understanding of ore formation processes on the ocean floor today. The results are thus relevant for t...

Scientists gather in Oregon to decide next steps of mid-ocean ridge exploration

...coveries have increasedthe knowledge of deep-ocean hydrothermal vents, their relationships to theorganisms that are nourished by them, and the volcanic and magmatic systems inthe Earth beneath them. The globe-encircling mid-ocean ridge system marks the boundary alongwhich Earth's major plates form. The ...

Marine Life In South Pacific Region Found To Be Impervious To Oceans' Highest Arsenic Levels

... on the journal's Website on March 11. Examining hydrothermal vents in the sea floor of Tutum Bay, adjacent to tinyAmbitle Island along the coast of Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean justnorth of Australia, the researchers found boiling fluids with "extremely higharsenic concentrations" discharging from the...

Poison-Eating Bugs Strike Gold

... ocean, feeding off the mineral-rich streams from hydrothermal vents in the sea-floor. But these ones are from the surface, and are completely new to science." Scientists now think Australia harbours a multitude of poison-munching microbes, which could be used to render harmless a wide range of industrial ...

Worm Wizardry: World's Most Heat-Tolerant Creature Suggests Enzymes For Drugs OrIndustry, UD Prof Says

... Earth's crustal plates are movingapart, creating hydrothermal vents and geysers that spew a hot, toxic brew ofhydrogen sulfide and heavy metals into the sea. Here, the four-inch-long Pompeiiworm, covered with fuzzy bacteria, builds its home. Cary and his colleagues tookAlvin close to worm tubes, and the pilot c...

Limits Of Life On Earth: Are They The Key To Life On Other Planets?

...ists are studying environments such as the earth's hydrothermal systems, sea ice and ice sheets, anoxic habitats, hypersaline lakes, high altitude or polar deserts, and human-engineered environments such as those created for industrial processes. Projects involve finding techniques for isolating and culturing mi...

Methane Deep In Ocean Crust Could Feed Chemical-Hungry Microorganisms

...lley says. There is evidence that this happens at hydrothermal vent fields where the seafloor has fractured and emits hot water and dissolved minerals. With funding from the National Science Foundation, Kelley studies minuscule amounts of seawater for clues about what could be a major source of methane and hyd...

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