Earth Sciences news

'Chameleon' ocean bacteria can shift their colors

Cyanobacteria - which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life - can shift their colour like chameleons to match different coloured light across the world's seas, according to research by an international collaboration ...

date10 hours ago in Earth Sciences
shares70 comments 0

Stable gas hydrates can trigger landslides

Like avalanches onshore,many processes cause submarine landslides. One very widespread assumption is that they are associated with dissociating gas hydrates in the seafloor. However, scientists at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre ...

date15 hours ago in Earth Sciences
shares20 comments 0

Image: Antarctic research base Concordia

The Franco-Italian Antarctic research base of Concordia sits 1670 km from the South Pole. On the plateau some 3200 m high, the air is so thin that inhabitants live in a permanent state of hypoxia – lack of oxygen. The closest ...

date13 hours ago in Earth Sciences
shares10 comments 0