ocean microbes
The Energy of Life
The Energy of Life
Jeffrey Marlow and Jan Amend | Feb 1, 2015
Extremophiles should not be viewed through an anthropocentric lens; what’s extreme for us may be a perfectly comfortable environment for a microbe.
Life-Finding Expeditions
Life-Finding Expeditions
Jef Akst | Dec 18, 2014
Researchers analyzing samples from the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition identify living microbes, while a team exploring the Arctic finds life thriving below the ice.
Methane Overload for Marine Microbes
Methane Overload for Marine Microbes
Tracy Vence | May 12, 2014
Latest analysis of microbial activities in the Gulf of Mexico suggests that gas-rich deepwater plumes following the Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout may have overwhelmed methane-oxidizing bacterial species.
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.