The hot hydrothermal vents are a much more vigorous, variable and ephemeral environment than the cold hydrocarbon seeps
," says Penn State biologist Charles Fisher.
A 639-bp portion of the COI gene from the SCB vestimentiferan was identical to that of an Escarpia spicata individual sampled from cold seeps
(Transform Fault) in the Gulf of California (Table I).
If what we observed near Svalbard occurs more broadly at similar locations around the world, it could mean that methane seeps
have a net cooling effect on climate, not a warming effect as we previously thought, said USGS biogeochemist John Pohlman, who is the papers lead author.
The potential cold seep
and its community of marine life is just the sort of habitat we were hoping to pick up on these surveys.
At the same time, this natural oil seep
is teaching us many extraordinary lessons about how oil behaves in our ecosystems.
In the words of Kyle Siesser, SUIT geologist, "The work has provided the first 'snapshot' of seep
conditions along the entire Fruitland Outcrop in Colorado.
At these shallow depths, photosynthetic production is a significant source of nutrition for many organisms, including some seep
predators/scavengers (MacAvoy et al.
For example, ocean tides influence the rate at which groundwater seeps
upward through the seafloor.
has issued an estimate of total oil volume from ocean floor seep
lines in the vicinity of its Frade Field.
Therefore Gatete welcomed the Banks continued support in skills and job creation through SEEP
III and noted that the programme is focusing on high impact areas of skills and private sector development in line with the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy II (EDPRS II).
They have coined a new term to describe the ecosystem: a hydrothermal seep
The alfalfa will use the nitrogen in the water as fertilizer, so it doesn't seep
into well water.