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Online Expeditions

Ginny Edgcomb

July 14, 2011

Of Predators, Prey, and Petroleum

Single-celled organisms may dramatically affect how much oil gets eaten by bacteria—but not in the way you might guess at first.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

From Oceanus Magazine

Mediterranean Deep Brines

Mediterranean Deep Brines

Dive and Discover Expedition 14
Venture into one of the world’s oldest oceans—the Mediterranean Sea—to look for life in some of the most hostile environments on Earth.


Open Access Government, “Deep ocean drilling: Revealing earth history, geological processes and a deep biosphere” January 2021, 

Jefferson Exchange, Oregon:

Facebook: Exploring the Seafloor: Banner:, Article: and

Linkedin: Exploring the Seafloor:,,

Twitter: Exploring the Seafloor:,,

Futurum, Inspiring the next generation, “Life in the middle (and on the bottom) of the ocean” (Aug. 2020)

New York Times, “These Microbes May Have Survived 100 Million Years Beneath the Seafloor” commentary on another team’s work, July 2020.

Gizmodo, (March 2020)

Pour la Science (French Scientific American) (March 2020)

Naked Scientists Science Podcasts and Science Radio Shows, University of Cambridge, (March 2020)

Nature News 12 March, 2020. “These microbial communities have learned to live at Earth’s most extreme reaches”

Natureresearch Behind the Paper Blog: 2020 Ocean drilling gives us insights into life in rocks deep below the seafloor (March 2020), 2020, “Microbial life has been found deep in Earth’s crust beneath the ocean floor”  

BBC Radio Science in Action, 2020 

El Mundo 2020 “Encuentran sorprendentes formas de vida ocultas bajo la corteza marina” 

American Geophysical Union EoS
Ocean Sciences News “Microbes Discoved Hanging Out in the Ocean’s Crust” 2020,

International Ocean Discovery Program JOIDES Resolution Expedition 385 highlights 2019:

BBC Radio “Keep Digging” 2017.

Highlighted in 2015 “Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later”

The Harshest Habitats on Earth, Astrobiology
, Extreme Life News posted 9/24/13.

WHOI Press Release, “Fungi Flourish Below the Seafloor” (March 1st, 2013)

WHOI Press Release, “Deep Biosphere Harbors Active, Growing Communities of Microorganisms” (June 12th, 2013)

Highlighted in National Geographic online report on Falkland Islands Symposium hosted by the British Embassy and the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (January, 2015):