Navigation Links
New sea anemone species discovered in Antarctica
Date:1/17/2014

managing all scientific research and logistics of the U. S. Antarctic Program on the Antarctic continent and in the Southern ocean.

The discovery was "total serendipity," said Frank Rack, executive director of the ANDRILL Science Management Office at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "When we looked up at the bottom of the ice shelf, there they were."

Scientists had lowered the robot--a 4.5-foot cylinder equipped with two cameras, a side-mounted lateral camera and a forward-looking camera with a fish-eye lens--into a hole bored through the 270-meter-thick shelf of ice that extends over 600 miles northward from the grounding zone of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet into the Ross Sea.

Their research mission, funded by NSF with support from the New Zealand Foundation for Research, was to learn more about the ocean currents beneath the ice shelf to provide environmental data for modeling the behavior of the ANDRILL drill string (a length of pipe extending through the water column and into the sea floor through which drilling fluids are circulated and core samples are retrieved), Rack said. They didn't expect to discover any organisms living in the ice, and surely not an entirely new species.

Rack, who is U.S. principal investigator for the environmental surveys that were conducted as part of the international ANDRILL Coulman High project, had left the site via helicopter just prior to the discovery. He was listening by radio when he heard the report from the robot deployment team, composed of engineers Bob Zook, Paul Mahecek and Dustin Carroll, who began shouting as they saw the anemones, which appeared to glow in the camera's light.

"People were literally jumping up and down with excitement," Rack said. "They had found a whole new ecosystem that no one had ever seen before."

"What started out as an engineering test of the remotely operated vehicle during its first deployment through a thick ice shelf turned int
'/>"/>

Contact: Nature McGinn
nmcginn@nsf.gov
703-292-8224
National Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Ice-loving sea anemones discovered in Antarctica
2. UCI researchers find sea anemone venom-derived compound effective in anti-obesity studies
3. Nemo helps anemone partner breath by fanning with his fins
4. An ocean away: 2 new encrusting anemones found in unexpected locations
5. Insects beware: The sea anemone is coming
6. Genes and calls reveal 5-fold greater diversity of Amazon frog species
7. Key species of algae shows effects of climate change over time
8. 1 species, 2 outcomes: Team seeks source of body louse pathology
9. Study discovers natural hybridization produced dolphin species
10. Population stability hope in species response to climate change
11. 7 new species of nearctic wasps described and illustrated
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New sea anemone species discovered in Antarctica
(Date:7/11/2014)... in German . ... uses the refraction of X-rays through a specimen instead ... this method are often of much higher quality than ... of Prof. Franz Pfeiffer are particularly interested in developing ... including X-ray phase-contrast imaging. One main goal is to ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014, Shenzhen, China Researchers from Salk Institute for ... first time evaluated the safety and reliability of ... developed a new method, TALEN-HDAdV, which could significantly ... cell (hiPSC). This study published online in ... foundation for stem cell-based gene therapy. , The ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Researchers have pioneered a ... The new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists ... like neurons and synapses using the flat surface ... makes 3D imaging studies orders of magnitude more ... unprecedented level across many areas of experimental biology. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New simple setup for X-ray phase contrast 2A new genome editing method brings the possibility of gene therapies closer to reality 2Virtual finger enables scientists to navigate and analyze complex 3D images 2
... (self-donated) mononuclear cells derived from bone marrow (BMMNCs) have ... into patients with diabetes who are suffering from critical ... complication of diabetes. The team of researchers in Seville, ... in a recent issue of Cell Transplantation ...
... of Alberta is working with scientists from across North America to ... 15 scientists will examine DNA samples from children with autism and ... risk. , , And if siblings are at high risk ... , If theres a family of a child with autism, they ...
... Boston In a breakthrough for the way brain cancer ... Anna M. Krichevsky, PhD, of the Center of Neurologic Diseases ... Kesari, MD, PhD, director of Neuro-Oncology at UC San Diego ... reliably diagnosed and monitored without surgery. Previously, an accurate ...
Cached Biology News:Autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cell transplants can reduce diabetic amputations 2Researchers across North America team up to find genetic markers for autism 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... OAKS, Calif., July 10, 2014   Ceres, Inc ... and seed company, announced today financial results for the ... update on its business. Ceres reported that ... in product performance this growing season in Brazil, which ... affected the company,s sorghum evaluation areas for part of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Using microscopic polymer light resonators that ... at MIT,s Quantum Photonics Laboratory have developed new ... parts-per-billion range. Optical sensors are ideal for detecting ... ratio, compact, lightweight nature, and immunity to electromagnetic ... been developed before, the MIT team conceived an ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... fractional quantum Hall effect in bilayer graphene and shown ... by an electric field. , The fractional quantum ... thin sheets are exposed to large magnetic fields, is ... individual electrons behave as a single system. However, while ... many details of this collective behavior remain not well ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... out for crude 3-D glasses, polarized glasses, and ... basic devices, used to trick the brain into ... rendered obsolete with the introduction of new holography ... TAU doctoral students Yuval Yifat, Michal Eitan, and ... on nanoantennas that could be used for security ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 9Swell new sensors 2Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 2Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 3Projecting a 3-dimensional future 2Projecting a 3-dimensional future 3
... ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Amex: ANX ) ... commercializing proprietary product candidates for the treatment,of ... the U.S. Food and,Drug Administration (FDA) has ... injection, which is currently being investigated in ...
... Calif., Aug. 16 Cepheid (Nasdaq:,CPHD) today announced ... purchase,order with Northrop Grumman for the purchase of ... cartridges and associated materials. The,anthrax test is currently ... States Postal Service (USPS) mail processing centers,nationwide. The ...
... 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc.,(TSX: AEZ; NASDAQ: ... and oncology, today announced the filling of a ... of Paul Blake,M.D., as Senior Vice President and ... Blake is timely and critical as our foremost,priority ...
Cached Biology Technology:ADVENTRX Announces Fast Track Designation Granted By the FDA For CoFactor For the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 2ADVENTRX Announces Fast Track Designation Granted By the FDA For CoFactor For the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 3Cepheid Enters Into Five-Year Agreement With Northrop Grumman for the Purchase of Anthrax Test Cartridges for Use in United States Postal Service Biohazard Detection Systems 2Cepheid Enters Into Five-Year Agreement With Northrop Grumman for the Purchase of Anthrax Test Cartridges for Use in United States Postal Service Biohazard Detection Systems 3AEterna Zentaris completes management team with the appointment of Chief Medical Officer 2AEterna Zentaris completes management team with the appointment of Chief Medical Officer 3
... standard fixed-angle microcentrifuge rotor at RCF ... tube filters consist of a membrane-containing ... They filter by centrifugation for bacteria ... removal of cells from media and ...
These Costar 96-well, flat-bottom polystyrene EIA plates are used for EIAs, ELISAs, and other protein binding assays. Supplied as box of 100 (20 packages; 5 plates per package)....
... System provides high-throughput, quantitative gene expression analysis ... patented priming strategy overcomes the biases that ... a few genes at a time. ... and more samples per run, removing bottlenecks ...
... provides a convenient method to probe conformational changes ... substrates. Thus, the kit may be used to ... as transport substrates for MDR1. Because UIC2 binding ... substrates, the MDR1 Shift Assay can be utilized ...
Biology Products: