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The secret to longevity in tubeworms
...ive in the deep sea cold sediments surrounding the seep
where the worm lives. These chemoautotrophs use energy from hydrocarbons to reduce sulfate to sulfide, which L. luymesi absorbs through its unique "roots," extensions of its body that it tunnels into the sediments. However, current measurements of su...
Man-made wetland's effectiveness similar to natural marsh
...e water would come into the first basin and slowly seep
toward the other basins. All of the basins were connected by water flowing beneath the surface. No plants were planted in the wetland; rather, the builders let nature take its course, Mitsch said. Stands of trees surrounded part of the wetland. "Th...
Extraordinary life found around deep-sea gas seeps
...addressed elsewhere. The team visited eight cold seep
sites on the continental slope to the east of the ...18 square kilometre), making it one of the largest seep
sites in the world', says Dr Rowden. A few cold seep
sites were previously known along the New Zea...
Ocean seep mollusks may share evolutionary history with other deep-sea creatures
...society. On average, the first appearance of cold seep
mollusk genera in the geological record is a full ...indicate that the long evolutionary history of the seep
mollusks is more similar to that of other deep-sea animals than to some of their mollusk contemporar...
Life in the extreme
... biological diversity and ecological complexity of seep
communities. Underwater mud volcanoes In the Nile deep-sea fan, mud volcanoes were discovered in the mid-1990s and they are still being investigated by a EUROMARGINS project. In the Gulf of Cadiz, the first mud volcanoes were discovered in 1999. ...