Eddies found to be deep, powerful modes of ocean transport
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their colleagues have discovered that massive, swirling ocean eddies -- known to be up to 500 kilometers across at the surface ...
Extremophile microbes survive only on energy from formate oxidation
Expedition to Mid-Cayman Rise identifies unusual variety of deep sea vents
(PhysOrg.com) -- The first expedition to search for deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the Mid-Cayman Rise has turned up three distinct types of hydrothermal venting, reports an interdisciplinary team led by ...
Submarine robots learn teamwork
New technology developed by European researchers will allow autonomous underwater vehicles to work together as a team. It increases the scope of submarine applications for autonomous vehicles. Even better, ...
In finding answers to the mystery of the origin of life, scientists may not have to dig too deep. New research is shedding light on shallower waters as a possible location for where life on Earth began.
Climate variability impacts the deep sea
Deep-sea ecosystems occupying 60% of the Earth's surface could be vulnerable to the effects of global warming warn scientists writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Great Lake's sinkholes host exotic ecosystems
Researchers are exploring extreme conditions for life in a place not known for extremes.
Microbe Survives in Ocean's Deepest Realm, Thanks to Genetic Adaptations
(PhysOrg.com) -- The genome of a marine bacterium living 2,500 meters below the ocean's surface is providing clues to how life adapts in extreme environments, according to a paper published Feb. 6, 2009, in ...
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