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Microbial Life Inside and Outside of Seafloor Hydrocarbon Seeps

News   Jul 10, 2020 | Original story from the University of Delaware.

 
Microbial Life Inside and Outside of Seafloor Hydrocarbon Seeps

Microbes found deeper in the ocean are believed to have slow population turnover rates and low amounts of available energy. However, microbial communities found deeper in seafloor sediments in and around hydrocarbon seepage sites have more energy available and higher population turnover rates than previously thought. Credit: Jeffrey C. Chase.

 
 
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