Post Profile






A Lonely Tree Far From Home Brings New Life to the Ocean Deep: A Narrative in Five Acts

Act 1: Wood Falling on Water At two miles below the ocean’s surface, I see wooden carcasses, once buoyant, lying listlessly on the abyssal seafloor. They range from small fragments to 2000+ pound behemoths.  Ligneous cadavers litter the seafloor, a last resting place for visitors from a faraway and drier place, becoming rare as... ? Read More: A Lonely Tree Far From Home Brings New Life to
read more

share

Related Posts


Wood on the seafloor -- an oasis for deep-sea life

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Trees do not grow in the deep sea, nevertheless sunken pieces of wood can develop into oases for deep-sea life - at least temporarily until the wood is fully degraded. A team of Max Planck researchers from Germany now showed how sun...

World’s largest ocean may lie below the ocean floor

News : The Rundown News Blog

A study in Science reveals that a massive reservoir of water — in its molecular form — may lie hundreds of miles below the earth’s surface and may hold more water than the earth’s oceans. I spoke with the study’s coauthor and geophy...

Deep ocean current may slow due to climate change

Academics / General Science : Science Daily

Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of these conveyer b...

Puget Sound's rich waters supplied by deep, turbulent canyon

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

The headwaters for Puget Sound's famously rich waters lie far below the surface, in a submarine canyon that draws nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean. New measurements may explain how the Pacific Northwest's inland waters are...

Antarctic seafloor ocean acidification measured for first time by Australian divers

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

Scientists have dived under the Antarctic ice to complete the world’s first seafloor ocean acidification experiment in Antarctica – and findings show life in the deep appears to have changed in response to the acidic water. The team...

Comments



Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC