Tag: "earthquakes" at biology news
UCSB scientists probe sea floor venting to gain understanding of early life on Earth
...st. The fluids that emerge may come in bursts when earthquakes
occur; fluid flow may therefore repeat episodically over hundreds of thousands of years as abyssal hills are uplifted and spread away from the mid-ocean ridge crest. Haymon compared the subsurface microbes they found to those living in hot springs s...
Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication
...ose of the tourists riding on their backs. Because earthquakes
and tsunamis generate low-frequency waves, O'Connell-Rodwell and other elephant experts have begun to explore the possibility that the Thai elephants were responding to these powerful events. "Elephants may be able to sense the environment better tha...
Research tracks whales by listening to sounds
...field Marine Science Center to listen for undersea earthquakes
?a program now directed by Robert Dziak. While listening for earthquakes, the OSU researchers begin picking up sounds of ships, marine landslides ?and whales. An engineer at the center, Haru Matsumoto, then developed an autonomous hydrophone that ca...