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2006-03-30 07:10:00

DNA analysis of deep-sea vent microbes has revealed that they represent some of the planet's oldest forms of life. Some four billion years ago, life on Earth may have had its origin in similar vent environments.

2005-10-01 20:04:15

The ship with all the gadgets and underwater rovers was stationed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, but for the first time, the scientists directing the expedition were not on board. They sat in rooms thousands of miles away.

2005-09-02 15:34:54

Despite having to evade hurricane Katrina, a team of scientists from Harbor Branch and other institutions is returning to port this Sunday with new tales from the deep after completing their second annual Deep Scope expedition. The group has discovered a mysterious visual capability in a deep-sea crab; captured new video of a large, recently discovered squid species; and took clear video of the world's first known fluorescent shark. The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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2005-09-02 11:15:00

Despite having to evade hurricane Katrina, a team of scientists from Harbor Branch and other institutions is returning to port this Sunday with new tales from the deep after completing their second annual Deep Scope expedition.

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2005-07-07 13:45:00

The first deep sea red-light district - glowing appendages on a newly discovered jellyfish relative - appear to flash their come-hither message to lure prey.

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2005-07-01 07:05:00

A team of researchers has found evidence of photosynthesis taking place deep within the Pacific Ocean. The team found a bacterium that is the first photosynthetic organism that doesn't live off sunlight but from the dim light coming from hydrothermal vents nearly 2,400 meters (7,875 feet) deep in the ocean.

2005-06-20 21:24:15

The discovery of green sulfur bacteria living near hydrothermal vents has major implications for where photosynthesis happens and where life may reside.


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