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This case is short but sweet. The fossil record is what we scientists have always used to reconstruct past conditions in the ocean. Like any…View More CSI Deep Sea: Genomic Edition
That’s right, you heard me—there are mushrooms that live in the sea. OK, well technically a mushroom is a fruiting body of a fungus with…View More Marine Fungi are Totally Badass
Beth is an U.S. postdoc scientist at the Center for Geomicrobiology in Denmark studying tiny microbes that live at the bottom of the ocean and…View More Scientist in Residence: Beth Orcutt – “There is More to the Marine Subsurface than Sediments”
Interesting news coming out of Nature Geosciences this weekend. Kato et al (2011) are reporting a veritable treasure trove buried in deep-sea Pacific sediments: rare-earth…View More Deep Sea mud as precious as diamonds?
Mention any carbon sequestration scheme and inevitably someone’s original idea is to dump it into the deep. All these plans share 1)an out -of-site out-of-mind…View More Dumping Stuff In The Deep Will Solve All Our Problems