As oceans warm will the methane 'Kraken' be released?

A vast amount of the powerful greenhouse gas is sequestered as frozen crystals in the world's oceans. Of great concern among experts is the growing risk that, as the Earth warms and ocean temperatures rise, these highly disruptive, ...

Cavefish modulate lipid metabolism to adapt to life in caves

The Sinocyclocheilus represents a rare freshwater teleost genus endemic to China. With widespread drying associated with the aridification of China during the late Miocene and Pliocene, Sinocyclocheilus began to seek refuge ...

How deep-sea worms help keep natural gases on ice

It is well known that natural gas hydrates, crystalline lattices of hydrogen-bonded water molecules that encapsulate small hydrocarbon molecules, on the ocean floors constitute both a potential accelerator of climate change ...

Giant rubber whale helps Kiwi rescuers battle beachings

A two-tonne rubber whale can take on a life of its own in the frigid shallows of a windswept New Zealand beach, particularly when a bedraggled group of would-be rescuers is trying to wrestle it into a harness.

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