John Kerr posted in Antarctica • bacteria • climate change • Dry Valleys • microbes • Waikato on February 9th, 2012.
Researchers in Antarctica have co-opted some unlikely assistants in their examination of microbial communities in the southern continent. Mummified seals, found in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, have been used by the researchers as a of way changing the environment experienced by microbes. Scientists moved a 250-year old seal carcass 20 meters to an [...]
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