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Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
The new atlas, which shows the distribution of important trace metals and other substances, is the first product of...
Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
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For Life Around Deepwater Horizon, Deep Is Relative
2 June 2010 1:08 pm
One of the largest remaining unknowns about the impact of the oil is what it will do to corals and other life at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The communities under the spill are about 1500 meters deep, but life has been found much deeper elsewhere in the ocean, as this handsome chart shows.
Even in the ocean's deepest trench, about 11 kilometers down, researchers have discovered abundant life. The so-called Challenger Deep contains many kinds of single-celled shelled organisms called foraminifera. Earlier this year, researchers reported that these deepwater foraminifera build their shells with materials that sink from overlying water.