Clouds and Rain Carry a Menagerie of Photosynthetic Microbes
Clouds and Rain Carry a Menagerie of Photosynthetic Microbes
Microbiologists identify diatoms, algae, and cyanobacteria species from samples above a mountaintop in France.
Clouds and Rain Carry a Menagerie of Photosynthetic Microbes
Clouds and Rain Carry a Menagerie of Photosynthetic Microbes

Microbiologists identify diatoms, algae, and cyanobacteria species from samples above a mountaintop in France.

Microbiologists identify diatoms, algae, and cyanobacteria species from samples above a mountaintop in France.

carbon cycle
Image of the Day: Not What You Think
Image of the Day: Not What You Think
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 4, 2019
Newly discovered and rather phallic-looking clams dwell at the bottom of the ocean and are some of only a few animals known to eat wood.  

Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study
Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 11, 2018
Scientists estimate that subterranean organisms constitute a massive amount of carbon, 245 to 385 times greater than that contained in all humans.
Sinking Carbon
Sinking Carbon
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
With samples taken from the crust of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, researchers have discovered where some of the oceans’ dissolved organic carbon winds up.
Deep-Sea Viruses Destroy Archaea
Deep-Sea Viruses Destroy Archaea
Ruth Williams | Oct 12, 2016
Viruses are responsible for the majority of archaea deaths on the deep ocean floors, scientists show.
Archaea’s Role in Carbon Cycle
Archaea’s Role in Carbon Cycle
Catherine Offord | Jun 30, 2016
Bathyarchaeota undergo acetogenesis, generating organic carbon below the seafloor.
Sea Bugs
Sea Bugs
Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | Jul 1, 2013
Ocean viruses can impact marine ecosystems in several ways.
An Ocean of Viruses
An Ocean of Viruses
Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | Jul 1, 2013
Viruses abound in the world’s oceans, yet researchers are only beginning to understand how they affect life and chemistry from the water’s surface to the sea floor.
Microbes Thrive in Deepest Ocean
Microbes Thrive in Deepest Ocean
Sabrina Richards | Mar 17, 2013
Researchers find remarkably active bacteria in the Mariana Trench, where they live under pressure 1,000 times greater than at the surface.