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Deep Life Not Limited to Microbes: Earthquakes Move Surface Animals to the Deep

Deep Life Not Limited to Microbes: Earthquakes Move Surface Animals to the Deep

Researchers propose that seismic activity transports freshwater animals into the subsurface along fractures in the rock. This activity could explain the presence of nematodes and other small animals in water collected from South African mines.

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Deep Life Not Limited to Microbes: Earthquakes Move Surface Animals to the Deep
Deep Life Not Limited to Microbes: Earthquakes Move Surface Animals to the Deep 4 March 2019 Feature

In 2009, researchers discovered a tiny nematode living happily in the water inside rock fractures,…

Undercover Cells: New Estimate of the Microbes Beneath the Continents 10 December 2018 Feature

Scientists have proposed that the majority of microbes on Earth live in the vast, dark subsurface,…

The Mass of Microbes in Deep African Mines Lead Lives of Quiet Desperation 26 February 2018 Feature

These deep mines have been a boon to scientists as well. The mining companies drill boreholes into…

Sulfur and Nitrogen Metabolism Critical in Deep Continental Ecosystems 21 November 2016 Feature

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a team of…

Active Sulfur Recycling in Billion-year-old Water from Canadian Shield Rocks 27 October 2016 Feature

However, some places on Earth have not felt the sun’s influence for millions, or even billions, of…

Deep Life Researchers Investigate Ecosystems in Minnesota Iron Mine 21 September 2016 Feature

Iron ore mining began at Soudan in 1882 as an open pit and proceeded underground near the turn of…

Several Eukaryotic Species Found Living Deep in Earth's Crust 24 November 2015 Feature

Studies of Earth’s deep biosphere tend to focus on microbial life, primarily prokaryotic single-…

Discovery of Hydrogen-Rich Waters Deep Underground Transforms Understanding of Habitability of Earth's Crust 17 December 2014 Feature

A team of scientists, led by the University of Toronto’s Barbara Sherwood Lollar (DCO Deep Energy…

Reduced Gas from Fracture Waters in Deep Gold Mines 25 February 2013 Feature

Dissolved H2 concentrations up to the mM range and H2 levels up to 9 to 58% by volume in the free…

Discharge of Deep Methane from Exploration Boreholes 25 February 2013 Feature

In the Witwatersrand Basin of South Africa, boreholes originally drilled to explore for diamonds…

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