“Edifice Rex” Sulfide Recovery Project: Analysis of submarine hydrothermal, microbial habitat
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 82, Issue 6, pages 67–73, 6 February 2001
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2001), “Edifice Rex” Sulfide Recovery Project: Analysis of submarine hydrothermal, microbial habitat, Eos Trans. AGU, 82(6), 67–73, doi:10.1029/01EO00041., , , , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 19 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
Recent scientific developments place inquiries about submarine volcanic systems in a broad planetary context. Among these is the discovery that submarine eruptions are intimately linked with massive effusions of microbes and their products from below the sea floor [Holden et al., 1998]. This material includes microbes that only grow at temperatures tens of degrees higher than the temperatures of the vent fluids from which they were sampled. Such results lend support for the existence of a potentially extensive, but currently unexplored sub-sea floor microbial biosphere associated with active submarine volcanoes [Deming and Baross, 1993; Delaney et al., 1998; Summit and Baross, 1998].