Hermit crab from a cold seep site sampled during seeps voyage on RV Tangaroa. Note the seep-associated bacterial filaments on its claws (furry-looking covering). Deep Sea News: February 23, 2007. Image courtesy of NOAA/NIWA.
Deep-Sea News is featuring a Microbial Week, September 9–15, 2007, during which time they will be posting articles highlighting the many roles of microbes in the deep sea. An interesting excursion.
The purpose of this blog is to share our appreciation for the width and depth of the microbial activities on this planet. We will emphasize the unusual and the unexpected phenomena for which we have a special fascination... (more)