Latest Chemosynthesis Stories
NASA scientists are analyzing tiny shrimp living in one of the planet’s deepest underwater hydrothermal vents to determine if the creatures and their unusual ecosystem could offer clues as to what life might be like on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa and other planetary objects.
More than a mile beneath the ocean's surface, as dark clouds of mineral-rich water billow from seafloor hot springs called hydrothermal vents, unseen armies of viruses and bacteria wage war.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that naturally high concentrations of the greenhouse gas methane contributes to energy production in chalk rivers
The bottom of the deep sea is largely deserted. Oases occur for example at cold seeps where water transports dissolved elements from the seabed: Specialized microbes convert methane and sulfate from sea water to hydrogen sulfide releasing carbon dioxide.
Researchers on board the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program's research vessel JOIDES Resolution drilled a water depth of 1.5 miles and hundreds of feet of sediment into the oceanic crust off the west coast of North America. Scientists studying these returned samples have found the first direct evidence of life deep within these samples.
After noticing a strange plume of shimmering water, scientists have discovered a rare cold-water volcanic vent in the Southern Ocean.
Max Planck researchers discover hydrogen-powered symbiotic bacteria in deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussels.
Dr. Craig R. Smith, oceanography professor at the University of Hawai'i at MÄnoa, recently published a paper in Marine Ecology Progress Series titled, "Biogeochemistry of a deep-sea whale fall: sulfate, reduction, sulfide efflux and methanogenesis."
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