Marine extremophiles: The basal level of the food chain

In nutrient-poor deep-sea sediments, microbes belonging to Archaea have outcompeted bacterial microorganisms for millions of years. Efficiently scavenging dead cells makes them the basal producers in the food chain.

Engineering a better future for the Mississippi Delta

River deltas, low-lying landforms that host critical and diverse ecosystems as well as high concentrations of human population, face an uncertain future. Even as some deltas experience decreased sediment supply from damming, ...

Inshore corals prove resilient to sediments

Inshore corals may be better able to cope with natural and human-induced sediment resuspension events than previously thought, according to a local researcher.

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