Ancient geologic escape hatches mistaken for tube worms
... and cold environments on the ocean floor, as well as in whale carcasses and decomposing organic-rich cargoes in sunken ships. Ecosystems teeming with tubeworm
colonies were discovered at hydrothermal vents in the Galapagos Ridge in 1977 and at cold seeps at the base of the Florida Escarpment in 1984. As a re...
Ocean floor geysers warm flowing sea water
...oor sediment, and then escaping above the sea floor.
Only in recent decades have earth scientists discovered such life forms as bacteria, clams and tubeworm
species living near the hot water discharges along the mid-ocean volcanic ridges. The rather flat undersea areas which Stein and her colleagues studie...
Genomics of large marine animals showcased in the biological bulletin
...ells adhere to form organs and organisms. The genome of Ridgeia piscesae, a tubeworm
that has co-evolved with bacteria to thrive in the extreme environment of d...lecular mechanisms underlying primary productivity by the hydrothermal vent tubeworm
Ridgeia piscesae, by Spencer V. Nyholm, Julie Robindart and Peter R. Girgui...
The secret to longevity in tubeworms
... that it tunnels into the sediments. However, current measurements of sulfide and sulfate fluxes in the water near the vents do not match the observed tubeworm
colony size and individual longevity, leading Cordes et al. to propose that L. luymesi also uses its roots to release sulfate back to the microbial co...