Latest Whale fall Stories
Dead whales that sink down to the seafloor provide a feast for deep-sea animals that can last for years.
It sounds like a classic horror storyâ€”eyeless, mouthless worms lurk in the dark, settling onto dead animals and sending out green "roots" to devour their bones. In fact, such worms do exist in the deep sea.
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."
- totally perplexed and mixed up.