Latest Cold seep Stories
STARKVILLE, Miss., Aug.
Geologists have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor of the northern part of the US Atlantic margin.
Four species of sea creatures previously unknown to science have been discovered in deep water off the west coast of Scotland.
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.
A super-charged methane seep has been discovered in the ocean off the coast of New Zealand, and the source seems to be interactions between a unique community of worms and bacteria.
Trees do not grow in the deep sea, nevertheless sunken pieces of wood can develop into oases for deep-sea life - at least temporarily until the wood is fully degraded.
A team of scientists has documented for the first time that animals can and do consume Archaea – a type of single-celled microorganism thought to be among the most abundant life forms on Earth.
Decades ago, marine scientists made a startling discovery in the deep sea. They found environments known as hydrothermal vents, where hot water surges from the seafloor and life thrives without sunlight.
Among the many intriguing aspects of the deep sea, Earth's largest ecosystem, exist environments known as hydrothermal vent systems where hot water surges out from the seafloor.
Scientists have identified an unexpected metabolic ability in a symbiotic community of deep-sea microorganisms. It may help solve a lingering mystery about the world's nitrogen cycle.
Bathymodiolus childressi is a species of deepwater mussel, a marine bivalve mollusk species belonging to the family Mytilidae. Although this species has been known since the year 1985, it was formerly described as a species in 1998. This species resides in cold seeps in the Gulf of Mexico. It is stenothermal species living in temperatures ranging from 6.5 to 7.2 degrees Celsius. This mussel harbors intracellular methanotrophic bacteria within its gills. This bacteria provides carbon...
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